Er werd beslist de motoren nog verder naar voren te monteren om genoeg grondruimte te behouden. Maar dat maakte het toestel inherent instabiel, vooral bij het opstijgen.Passenger wrote: ↑28 Apr 2019, 14:21My above quote is one of the last phrases from Geert Noels' article, and the quote is an excellent summary from his analysis that the Boeing 737 MAX is an unsafe aircraft, but that huge economical interests are trying to overrule that. On top, Geert Noels apparently wrote his article before whistleblowers from inside Boeing came up with an additional problem (wiring damage to the AoA related wiring, see AvHerald.com a.o.).
Unfortunately this single phrase shows that Mr Noels does not know the problem, and does not know what he is talking about. MCAS does not work with flaps out, so... takeoff phase? The 737 is perfectly stable. MCAS influences stick force stability in high AOA with flaps up.
If you follow his reasoning, Geert should not be on any 737-3/-4/-5/-6/-7/-8/-9/-BBJ/-MAX aircraft without feeling unsafe.
As much as respect Geert Noels for his economical knowledge, he should be aware he has limited knowledge in this subject. Next he can write pedagogic articles because he has 2 children...?