Date: 31 Mar 2000 22:25:26 From: "I. M. Spartacus" <email@example.com> Organization: Altopia Corp. - Usenet Access - http://www.altopia.com References: 1 2
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On 10 Feb 2000 05:03:18 , "jtarver" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Barry Kabello <email@example.com> wrote in message <airliners.2000.70@ohare.Chicago.COM> ... >> I've seen several airliners taxiing around with the elevator on one side >> down and the other up, or neutral, etc...in other words, they seem to move >> independent of each other. I was baffled to recently hear that each pilot >> has independant linkage to their own elevator. If this is true, do split >> rudders work the same way? Anything other split controls? Exclusive to >> Boeing? > >The split elevator design on the Boeing 767 airplane is a means of >compliance with a CFR 14 Part 25 requirement. Some sort of redundancy >is the rule for aircraft controls and instrumentation. 14 CFR 25.671? However, He is likely talking about a DC-9 series aircraft, which is not the same thing as having tandem, but disconnectable, controls. >With the elevators split due to a rigging jam one of the elevators would >be expected to remain neutral and the other would provide sufficient >elevator control for level flight. What if the one that jammed was not at neutral?