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Old 5th Oct 2017, 20:13   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by giggitygiggity View Post
If I had my own A320, i'd certainly take it to some dodgy engineering garage and get them to chip the engines to A321 power!
You might be sorry if you did. There is usually a reason for limiting the max thrust to something less than the engine package is capable, and it generally relates to aircraft controllability. With underslung engines there is a pitch-up moment associated with high thrust (I suspect the FBW largely masks it on the A320, but it is surely there - ask anyone who flies 737s).
In short, you can overpower the tail, and that generally leads to a bad outcome.
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