automatic throttle


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automatic throttle

A flight control system feature that actuates an aircraft throttle system based on its own computation and feedback from appropriate data sources. Normally referred to as auto-throttle.
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As a result, the automatic throttle system cut down the gas and caused the speed to decrease to a level below stall speed and gave rise to loss of control at an altitude very close to ground level," THY said.
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning, Automatic Throttles, Wind Shear Warning, and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation and control systems for fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft.
with a double declutching feature to create automatic throttle blipping during downshifts.
In addition, all automatic transmission three-litre models now have convenient paddleshifts behind the steering wheel, allowing rapid manual up and down gear changing with automatic throttle "blipping" for smother down changes.
The automatic Multi-manual transmission works well and in manual mode is great fun and the automatic throttle 'blip' on down changes feels very sporting.
But if you train in a Schweizer, make sure you find one with an automatic throttle governor.
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