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While I'm not clear on the precise details, generally, the aircraft has a sensory system that allows the controller to know when the angle of attack is such that the aircraft will continue to pitch up if left unchecked.  Using this knowledge, the controller can counteract the "flipping" tendency by actuating the elevator to pitch the aircraft down just enough to maintain the angle of attack at the desired value.
 
While I'm not clear on the precise details, generally, the aircraft has a sensory system that allows the controller to know when the angle of attack is such that the aircraft will continue to pitch up if left unchecked.  Using this knowledge, the controller can counteract the "flipping" tendency by actuating the elevator to pitch the aircraft down just enough to maintain the angle of attack at the desired value.
  
--[[User:Braman|Braman]] 16:52, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
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--[[User:Braman|Julia Braman]] 16:52, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
  
 
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[[Category: CDS 101/110 FAQ - Lecture 1-2, Fall 2008]]

Latest revision as of 23:53, 1 October 2008

While I'm not clear on the precise details, generally, the aircraft has a sensory system that allows the controller to know when the angle of attack is such that the aircraft will continue to pitch up if left unchecked. Using this knowledge, the controller can counteract the "flipping" tendency by actuating the elevator to pitch the aircraft down just enough to maintain the angle of attack at the desired value.

--Julia Braman 16:52, 1 October 2008 (PDT)