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Old 10-03-2019, 06:29 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by The Real BigGuy View Post
My father-in-law flew both 17s & 29s. Told me that the 17 was a cable flight control system and it was a bear to muscle while the 29 was servo system and was much easier to handle. He did say the 17 could “take a licken and keep on ticking” better than an bomber of the era.

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This is what I understand too, it's a great airplane and worked great for its era but when things started going wrong it took a lot to manage it. It had one of the first autopilots I believe, which helped a lot.
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