Re: Reuters Story On Peru Boeing 757 Crash and DR

Date:         17 Nov 96 20:04:03 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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Peter Mellor wrote:
>Karl wrote on Fri Nov  8 18:17:40 1996:-
>> What's relevant is the protections
>> built into the A320, which allow pilots to forget about just where the
>> edges of the envelope are because the plane will prevent them from
>> moving the stick, er, sidestick, too far, ...

>If I may nit-pick, the pilot can move the sidestick any which way, but
>the flight control system overrides the command if the result would
>exceed the limitations programmed into the software.

Good catch!  Yes, the sidesticks can be moved anywhere the pilot wants --
that's the whole point of the debate over feedback or lack thereof.

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