Reply to post: Re: MCAS is more like lane keeping technology and auto braking

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Re: MCAS is more like lane keeping technology and auto braking

I've read 50kg needed to be applied to counter the effect of MCAS. I tell you what - you try pulling back 50kg, just to straighten your dive, and then more to try to pull out.

Even if you can split this load between both yokes, that's still a hell of a load to try to sustain. From the sound of things, this looks like what Boeing is going to address. By limiting MCAS to 1/4 authority that 50kg can be dropped to 12.5kg, plus additional input to raise the nose. That's doable for a while in an emergency.

What it doesn't do, though, is address the one-input issue.

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