Re: Split Elevator?

Date:         10 Feb 2000 05:03:19 
From:         Doug Holik <>
Organization: Prodigy Internet
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Barry Kabello wrote:
> I've seen several airliners taxiing around with the elevator on one side
> down and the other up, or neutral, 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?

You probably saw them doing a test of their control surfaces,  this is
standard before launch.