|Quoting Phxplanes (Thread starter):|
I was wondering how sensitive the control stick on the airbus aircraft. Do light movements turn the plane or do you have to move it pretty far. Also do the different aircraft have different sensitivities?
|Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 4):|
Sounds like FBW = fulltime CWS with envelope protection doesn't it
|Quoting Pihero (Reply 5):|
I'm impressed with your grasp of the A flight controls.
|Quoting VuelingAirbus (Reply 7):|
However, changing the pitch (pulling or pushing the stick) DOES NOT command a rate. It commands a g load which is held by the aircraft and limited to a maximum of 30 degrees up or 15 degrees down (unless you hit another protection like alpha floor (stall) or overspeed)
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 6):|
Not to raise a hornet's nest here, but could Airbus flight envelope protection have saved AA587 by preventing rudder movement beyond structural limits? I'll go out on a limb here and say that it would have prevented the fin from snapping off.
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