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And by the way...YES IT IS POSSIBLE.
What should be noted, however, is that none of these features limit the action of the pilot. The 777 design utilizes envelope protection in all of its functionality rather than envelope limiting. Envelope protection deters pilot inputs from exceeding certain predefined limits but does not prohibit it. Envelope limiting prevents the pilot from commanding the airplane beyond set limits.
However, if deemed necessary, the pilot may override this protection by exerting a greater force on the wheel than is being exerted by the backdrive actuator. The intent is to inform the pilot that the command being given would put the airplane outside of its normal operating envelope, but the ability to do so is not precluded. This concept is central to the design philosophy of the 777 Primary Flight Control System.
reply to post by learnatic
No offense, but the story you link, and your theory is totally inaccurate.
1) Freescale is a US company with global locations, including many in China,
2) The employees are, thus, employed by the US
So... why would the US want to take down a commercial jet when it's a US company with employees involved w/the US?
If you have information to the contrary, please post.
edit on 16-3-2014 by watchesfromwall because: (no reason given)
what i was thinking was that maybe some government has some kind of floating airport landingstrip ship... like a aircraft carrier... like something that is a ship in the sea or a sky platform that the Boeing 777 could have landed onedit on 16-3-2014 by highlydisappointed because: (no reason given)
That would have to be pretty big, wide and long...cheaper to just use a remote island. ....and where would they dock it during a hurricane or bad weather....I'd think that would have been found out by now by satellite, or other passing ships?....only because it would be huge!
Don't need any of that. The US and UK have a landing strip that can land the largest cargo planes in the world. It's located about 75% of the distance from Kuala Lampur to Beijing. It's called Diego Garcia. Look it up.
I find it interesting there have been some "noise drops" pointing people in other directions. Some in this thread. When will someone start talking about that top secret US base with tons of hangars? Like I said right after it happened... The first thing you have to do is convince yourself it wasn't the US. Can't do that yet.