The plane also had a futuristic, digital fly-by-wire system
, which used an electronic interface to fly the aircraft instead of traditional manual controls -- another innovative feature that's now commonplace in aviation.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced it has unveiled a new compact fly-by-wire system
that packs the brains of an airliner's flight controls into one system, and is the next step toward autonomous and Urban Air Mobility vehicles, the company said.
Travel Business Review-June 4, 2019-Honeywell reveals compact fly-by-wire system
This fly-by-wire system
can also recognise and discourage commands that might cause a stall or other hazards to safe flight.
But they do fit with the scenario that the aircraft had been wrecked by fire and was kept airborne by the fly-by-wire system
The supercritical wing, winglets, fly-by-wire system
, engine performance enhancements and composite materials used throughout the aircraft were all developed in partnership with NASA.
They are in constant communication with the onboard computer that uses them to stabilize the plane in what Bar-Yohay calls "a complex system of pitch control." The fly-by-wire system
can adjust the props' pitch and rotational speed up to 400 times per second to help the plane handle more predictably and cancel out the unwanted effects of gusts, control inputs, and other perturbations.
Such planes required constant flight corrections from a fly-by-wire system
. The most popular stealth bomber, the B-2 Spirit, was based on an unconventional design from 1940s to increase stability.
Boeing could not assemble and integrate the fly-by-wire system
until it solved problems with the ARINC 693 databus, the AIMS-driven Flight Management System, and the software coding.
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.
Most modern airframes enjoy a fly-by-wire system
. In the E-6, we enjoy a "fly by cable" system incorporating unboosted ailerons and elevators that use pulleys, cables, control tabs, and balance bays.