Problem: Roll rotation fires intermittant bursts rather than one continuous
jet. As a side effect, the asymmetrical thrust compensator, when
active, renders it useless because the computer beleives the pilot
is not firing continuously and therefore fires opposite thrust to
end the rotation.
Solution: Maintanence concluded after several test changes to thrust control
computer that the issue was not software related. Maintanence then
proceeded to replace the firing control when a selector that is
publicized for use in the ship’s manual was in the AUTO-FIRE
position which is only used in older model control computers that
did not support the asymmetrical thrust compensator.
Result: Tested and returned to normal service on December 25, 1997, 10:07am.