fly-by-wire system

fly-by-wire system

[¦flī bī ¦wīr ‚sis·təm]
(aerospace engineering)
A flight control system that uses electric wiring instead of mechanical or hydraulic linkages to control the actuators for the ailerons, flaps, and other control surfaces of an aircraft.
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Such planes required constant flight corrections from a fly-by-wire system.
The fly-by-wire system means the hydraulic flight control surfaces react to computer commands delivered by the pilot's joystick or autopilot.
Other significant features of this indigenous aircraft are the Digital Fly-By-Wire System, Flight Control Systems, Open Architecture Computer among others.
The aircraft uses significant composite structures and incorporates robust control laws for the digital fly-by-wire system.
This requires ad hoc tuning of the fly-by-wire system for each configuration to guarantee care-free handling.
The fly-by-wire system testing continues and to date, tests have shown results as expected.
Oceaneering's Fly-By-Wire system has greatly enhanced the efficiency of the service we provide to our customers since its introduction several years ago.
The fly-by-wire system consists of the aforementioned joysticks in the cockpit and the electronic connections linking the pilot's control station with the rudders and engines.
It's operated by a seamless fly-by-wire system with three power modes - sport, touring and rain - accessible from a handlebar button.
The airplane's fly-by-wire system and computer keeps us from exceeding the limitations of the fighter, he said.
A digital fly-by-wire system is used to control the throttle.
On April 25, 1992, the YF-22 (the production F-22 is shown in Figure 2) also crashed during landing due to PIO caused by the fly-by-wire system (Rushby, 1993).