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1

What is the only primary flight control that is not FBW?

Ailerons

2

What is the difference between normal mode and direct mode?

There are no higher level functions available in direct mode

3

What are the higher level functions associated with pitch?

-Gain on airspeed
-Elevator thrust compensation
-AOA limiting

4

What are the higher level functions associated with Yaw?

-Yaw Damp
-Turn Coordination
-Thrust Asymmetry
-Gain on Airspeed- as airspeed increases, rudder deflection decreases

5

What is the priority for the trim system?

-Back-up
-Captain
-FO
-Autopilot

6

How is Roll controlled?

Ailerons and multi-function spoilers (outer 3 spoilers on each wing)

7

How many multi-function spoilers are on each wing? What are their functions?

-5 Total
-3 outboard spoilers are used to assist in roll control and for ground spoilers
-2 inboard spoilers are only used for ground spoilers

8

When will the speed brakes automatically close even if the lever shows deployed?

-Flaps ≥ 2
-Airspeed 70 degrees

9

What is the Flap/Slat extension/retraction sequence?

-Slats extend first
-Flaps retract first

10

Will loss of airspeed data cause the flight controls to go into "Direct" Mode?

Yes

11

Can a FCM override pilot input?

NO, the pilot always has supreme control

12

What happens to artificial feel if flight controls are disconnected?

Artificial feel is felt at 1/2 normal load

13

How are the flight controls trimmed?

-Roll & Yaw - Ailerons and Rudder surface repositioned to a new "neutral position"
-Pitch - Horizontal Stabilizer

14

Will the Multi-Function spoilers function in "Direct" mode?

Yes, for roll only and at a default fixed gain

15

Will the Speed Brakes/Ground Spoilers function in 'Direct' Mode

NO

16

What happens to the flight control system when the RAT is the only AC power source?

-Horizontal stab trim operates at 1/2 speed
-SLAT/FLAP system operates at 1/2 speed
-SLAT/FLAP position is limited to '3' to allow adequate airspeed for the RAT