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User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

hey!!

I just have a question for you guys...in the Boeing serial NG, I know that the B777 is a fly by wire flyer and was the first Boeing plane long haul built with fbw...but what about the 737's NG and 767.400, are they a fbw airplanes?
cheers

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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

If you are refering to the primary flight control inputs no they are not.

JET


User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

why is that?

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Because the 737 already had a flight system, i.e. it is not a brand new aircraft. The ONLY brand new airplane Boeing builds in the 777. All others are newer versions of old airplanes. The 737-800 is virtually the same aircraft as the 35 year old 737-100. True, lots of electronics and computers have been added, but fly by wire it is not. It would cost too much; if you were going to spend the money to COMPLETELY redo EVERY control system and pretty much everything else, then just build a whole new airplane.

Same for the 764- it's just a long 763.

Randy



User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

oh ok...thanks for the info

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