The MD11 is one of the most special planes in IF, with 3 engines. However, it also comes with its problems. Let’s explore that a bit today.
The MD11, if you push the yoke down on the runway after 100 knots to keep the plane rolling before V1, the nose will go through the ground and you will either stop or ground loop.
This happens with both the MD11 and MD11F.
Also, on landing, when you disengage the autopilot, the nose will pitch down even after calibration, full flaps and light weight. This also happens with the DC10 and 717. Back elevator control is very limited while forward pressure is too sensitive.
I hope some of you will fix this after the A330 or A220. Unlike the A321 engines, this is quite serious and requires more attention.