kingdragonfly: Could US pilots have saved the 737 MAX8 ? - Prof Simon
Professor Simon Holland: "I am getting a lot of YouTube comments, saying US pilots would have been able to save the Ethiopian 737 Max 8. We put this to the test."
This was pretty much what we'd discussed above.
Under the same situation using the same data as the Ethiopian pilots encountered the plane was still uncontrollable in the simulator, because they were still flying at take-off thrust.
When take-off thrust was reduced so the aircraft wasn't overspeed it was recoverable.