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User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1338 posts, RR: 27
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2080 times:

What the hell is going on HERE??!!
Why is the Captains control wheel in a roll, and the FO wheel asleep??!!

Some kind of jammed controls demo??


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User currently offlineA/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

RUSSIAN PLANE...................... need anyone say more???,
regards
a/c


User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

the captains control column has most likely been disconnected for maintenance. That's the most logical reason I can think of.

-Pete



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User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2008 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.

Cheers,
Fred



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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

"If its ugly, its British. If its weird its French. If its ugly and weird, its Russian."

Nothing personal just like that quote and I think the last part is apporiate here.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1944 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.

User currently offlineWhiskeyNovembr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1904 times:


PPGMD,

Does that quote apply to women as well?  Big grin



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