FredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
Considering where it was taken, I don't find it likely that rerigging the controls would be done. However, there's normally a disconnect function available should one control column jam. When excessive force is applied to a column in a control axis with the other column resisting, it disconnects the columns typically giving each column control of the control surfaces on that side. On the types I'm familiar with, they connect automatically once they agree again but can be permanently disconnected (requring a reset on the ground) manually.
I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
The dash 8 has pitch and roll disconnects, and they are great for maintenance. By moving one yoke like that, access to the panel is improved, and it doesn`t spring back to neutral while you are working.