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Pf to pnf: you push and I'll pull, one has to be right!
I do not mean to make light of this, but it is time to do something different. Pilot training, yes, but maybe making the captain's controls dominant? He's supposed to be the captain for a reason.
Incapacitation can work both ways. The control stick has a "PB" ("I'm taking control, dammit") button with which either more rational person can override a frozen one.
Cap must have forgot to push it. I didnt mean fo's stick doesn't work, just that if cap decides to use his it dominates. If he lets go fo's has control. Kinda the same thing without pushing a button. But hey, I only know what an Airbus looks like, not how it works. Lol
You can lock out the opposite sidestick if you press and hold the AP disconnect/takeover button for 40 seconds.
40 secs eeh? Wow! Thx
That's to lock it out for the duration....to take over instantly all you do is press and hold the button. After 40 seconds your sidestick is the only one that works. I've never had to do the 40 second push, but I have had to take control momentarily in the 320.
Sounds like with your knowledge and expierece you feel the systems are adequate. Pretty much takes us back to the pilots then. ??