Darius From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 141 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3519 times:
I recently learned that the Control Wheel Steering mode which comes in the B733 and 734 series is not being used during normal operations, at least this holds for one airline I know. I was also told that the DC10 is always flown in the CWS mode when the a/p is disengaged, resulting in a different handling of the a/c main flight controls compared to most other a/c.
Is this correct and can anyone tell me more about the (dis)advantages of the CWS system?
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
THe DC-10 is not flown in CWS mode during normal flight. CWS mode is used to temporarily hand fly the aircraft, say if you need a steeper climb/descent angle, or have blown through the final approach course. It is basically used to set the autopilot to a different situation quicker than it normally would go. Hopefully i can think of a better wording later on, as i just woke up from a nap.