What is fly-by wire technology in fighter aircraft?
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft
When does a fighter aircraft have maximum speed?
Like all aircraft, a fighter would have maximum speed at full throttle in a dive. In reality however, this seldom occurs. In many aircraft this puts extreme stress on the frame which is not desirable, and also running the engine at full throttle stresses the turbines and expends a LOT of fuel. In many fighter jets I have dealt with, we actually had a thin wire locked across the throttle quadrant so the pilot could only use 90-95 % of it's potential normally. - However he could push the lever to break the wire if needed.
Asked in Robotics
Will robots be able to fly?
In a sense, modern commercial aircraft and many military fighter aircraft are already flying robotic devices. Built in computer controls fly many of the airplanes that are in the air at this moment, it's called "fly by wire". Some of the fighter aircraft are so difficult to keep in the air, the only way to actually perform that task without tiring out the pilot is to have the computer manage the control surfaces while the pilot only appears to fly the airplane. As for commercial aircraft, auto-pilot is certainly a robotic function.
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What has the author Peter R March written?
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Anti aircraft parachutes used on ships piano wire with parachutes on each end of the wire.?
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How Does The Airbus A320 Fly?
The A320 flies using the state of the art FLY-BY-WIRE Technology. The A320 is the pioneer of this technology. Basically you just enter the Speed, Heading, Altitude, and Coordinates in the Flight Computer. And the plane will just fly automatically. The A320 also uses joystick controls along with the Airbus aircraft. (Except the A300)
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When is A330 first flight?
A330 first flew in 1992. But the concept started in the 1970s with the developement of the the A300. There was a need to "replace" the aging A300 to be more competetive with "other" aircraft manufacturers. So they came up with new technology airframes for the A330 and A340 (a four engined version of the A330). As a note: The A320 on the other hand was the first to incorporate the fly-by-wire technology installed on the A330 and A340.