are there any experts with the MD-11F around?
tried flying this aircraft for the first time and taking off + landing was a real struggle, the pitching up in particular at take off and nose diving when turning auto pilot off and having to pull back on the yoke ridiculous amounts even when stabilised to maintain the appropriate landing v/s
any tips would be appreciated
Here you go! These are a bit old but should help.
Well, the long awaited DC-10 and MD-11 update is finally here! With new aircraft comes new flight training video tutorials. In this video, I cover the basics for taking off in the DC-10 and MD-11. Some settings may change depending weight, runway length, etc. This is merely a guide to help everyone know how to takeoff in this amazing aircraft!
Hope this tutorial is helpful! The landing tutorial as well as the landing tutorial will be posted later today.
Well, now that you’ve seen the takeoff tutorial, you need to know how to be able to land in the DC-10 and MD-11. In this video, I cover the approach speeds, flap settings, pitch angle, and more. These aircraft are a lot of fun to takeoff and land with, but they can be challenging. This video will help you have a better idea on how to safely land the iconic DC-10 and MD-11!
[DC10/MD11 Landing Tutorial]
Good ol Mark. Thanks for this.
The MD 11 takes a ton of trim (50+)