Re: 777 drogue chute on tail

From:         wolpjame@cwis.isu.edu (Jim Wolper)
Organization: Idaho State University
Date:         08 Feb 96 03:21:04 
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This was probably a "spin chute".  These are commonly used during
flight test to aid in the recovery from an accidental spin.  Lest
you think this is unlikely, during one early test of the 777's
stall characteristics it rolled 110 degrees (ie, past vertical)
prior to recovery.  This was fixed by a software adjustment to the
aileron control laws.

Jim Wolper CFII
Department of Mathematics         <email: wolperj@pequod.isu.edu>
Idaho State University            <http://math.isu.edu/~wolperj>
Pocatello, ID  83209-8085  USA