Re: Trim Activated by the Autopilot

Date:         18 Jan 2000 05:24:30 
From:         Pete Mellor <>
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On 31 Dec 1999, JWizardC wrote:
> In any case, any time
> the autopilot trims the aircraft away from 'neutral' (e.g. hands-off)
> trim, there is some form of indicator to warn the pilots that it is
> happening. The manuals I have read all say the same thing: 'hold the
> controls tightly and disengage the autopilot and autopilot trim. Be
> prepared for large control forces to be required to maintain flight path
> control'

There is no warning of AP moving trim from neutral on the A300.
(Again, see my earlier posting about the Nagoya crash.)

Pete Mellor