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Fly By Wire: C-17 Question

Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:31 am

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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RE: Fly By Wire: C-17 Question

Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:41 am


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.

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