Re: Split Elevator?

Date:         10 Feb 2000 05:03:22 
From:         CAMPBELL RON <ron.campbell@home.com>
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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, 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?

Yes most modern airliners have split controls (ailerons, rudder and
elevator)  but they are only split when the disconnects( i.e pitch etc)
is pulled.  This is a dual system and vary according to aircraft.