fly-by-wire


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fly-by-wire

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A method of control used by some modern aircraft where input from the control column, aircraft control surfaces, and other data, such as static and dynamic pressure and angle of attack, are fed into a computer. These data are inputs for the movement of aircraft control surfaces and are conveyed to the hydro-boosters by electrical signals.
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ST) announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to divest its fly-by-wire business to LORD Corporation, a diversified technology and manufacturing company serving the aerospace industry, based in Cary, North Carolina, US.
This enables pilots of fly-by-wire aircraft to receive haptic feedback on how an aircraft is handling.
Introducing the new technologies including an integrated Fly-by-Wire system that allows the engine/rotor/propulsor system to operate efficiently, with full control of rotor RPM throughout the flight envelope, high lift-to-drag rigid blades, low drag hub fairings, and active vibration control, an extraordinary performance attributes in helicopter family.
But some older fly-by-wire planes don't have such protection, the FAA said.
The A330 MRTT for the country's air force features a fly-by-wire aerial refueling boom system and a universal aerial refueling receptacle slipway installation for refueling from another tanker.
has resulted in the development of a Fly-By-Wire (FBW) system for ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) control in any water depth, allowing the vehicle to hold station indefinitely and navigate to real-world coordinates automatically.
Under the terms of the agreement with aircraft manufacturer Embraer, Goodrich will design and manufacture a new, fully integrated, fly-by-wire, primary flight control system.
From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, William Langewiesche assembles the untold stories necessary to truly understand the "miracle" on the Hudson and makes us question out assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.
Dripping with technology like fly-by-wire throttle and DSC the K1600 will come in two guises; the sports-touring GT and the full-dress, Honda Goldwing rivalling GTL.
Boeing yokes are back-driven, allowing the pilot to feel a response from the flight controls even in a fly-by-wire aircraft.
Honeywell International, a US-based diversified technology and manufacturing company, has announced implementation of fly-by-wire flight control system by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC).
The tests confirmed the vehicle's ability to effect autonomous hovers, with its fly-by-wire control system providing the necessary auto-stabilisation in all three rotational axes.