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If I change the STAB TRIM on the pedestal from "NORMAL" to "AUTO PILOT" and "MAIN ELEC", what will this do?Rgds,Brandon Glass

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Hi Brandon,These are switches used to isolate the Main Electric trim and the Auotpilot Trim from the trim system and are used only in event of a trim runaway which is an emergency procedure. They would never be touched under normal operations.Cheers,

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I remember being in LAX one day on a 767 that had a mechanical delay due to a defective Trim indication problem. I was talking to the Pilot, on the Flight Deck, as we were all trying to kill time while the mechanics checked it out. I said that I bet a Trim problem in a commercial aircraft could be really dangerous. As he looked out the window into the terminal, he said, " We wouldn't want to be any higher than we are right now". :)PS, they never did get it fixed, and they finally towed the plane away and replaced it with another 7 hours later.

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interesting:-xxrotflmao rgds,brandon glass

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