mjoelnir wrote:TTailedTiger wrote:PixelFlight wrote:Anyone can crash any aircraft by doing inappropriately, no even need of any training for that.
As for the American Airlines Flight 587:
I smell hypocrisy. Some of you claimed Boeing was at fault for making planes too complicated for the average pilot. So why should Airbus be let off the hook for designing a plane that allowed the rudder to travel beyond design limits?
The rudder did not travel past design limits. The point was the pilot or copilot applied full rudder to one side followed by full rudder to the other side several times in quick succession. all the time the rudder answered to his commands. He ended up with over stressing the vertical fin. The simple solution was to avoid applying full rudder side to side, no sensible reason to do it.
How does that compare to not being able to use manual trim in part of the flight envelope of the 737MAX?
The rudder of the A300 answers to inputs of the pilot in all parts of the flight envelope. The A300 is an airplane without an FBW, so you can not expect protections against crazy pilot inputs, but you can expect the manual trim to work when you need it
There are others who have a different opinion on the matter.
http://old.seattletimes.com/html/opinio ... ard02.html