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Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Hey Joe, why do you think an extra elevator would have made a difference today? Wouldn't the extra pitch authority have caused even more of a violent nose pitch with some flare on dead stick? Also, I had dead stick on much higher approach on the maiden without any problems, mainly because I was more committed to some down elevator to keep that nose down.

Other than that, these two flights have been about as comfortable and tame as I have ever experienced. Obviously credit goes to you, Don and many others on this thread that have helped me tremendously.

I'm sorry I'm confused on the extra elevator issue. Which confusion appears to be my comfort zone when it comes to this bird.
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