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"Fly By Wire"  
User currently offlineUAPilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

What does the word "Fly by Wire" mean? I hear it usually relating to Airbus Aircraft.

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Fly by wire generally means that the control inputs are converted into electrical impulses, go through a computer, then go to the control surfaces/parts of the aircraft. There they are converted back to motion by things such as motors and pumps.

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