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Fly By Wire: C-17 Question  
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

The fly by wire on the C-17-- does it automatically adjust pitch trim, or do anything to automatically keep the plane level during banks?
Or does the pilot have to do it the old fasioned way :p

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User currently offlineCTR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5573 times:


On early C-17s the pitch trim actuators could be operated either by a switch or by a cable that ran from the cockpits all the way to the tail. Later birds got rid of the cable. Trim is automatic but over ride-able for emergency operation.

Have fun,


Aircraft design is just one big compromise,,,
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