Re: MD-11 Safety

Date:         06 Jun 98 15:39:20 
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> Therefore, the MD-11 does not respond quickly to pitch rate inputs and large
> yoke inputs at touchdown should be avoided.

 Actually quite the opposite is the case.  While it's true the the horiz
stab. in the MD-11, is smaller; since the plane is longer, the moment arm is
greater, plus the elev has greater throw than the DC-10, and the cg envelope
is greater.  The result of this is that the MD-11 is not as highly damped as
the DC-10, resulting in more pitch change for a given elev input.

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