Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14 Posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
..."I used to demonstrate in the A320 sim the following to people who were not familiar to airbus fbw aircraft.
T/off, cut one engine at V1+5, rotate to full backstick and let go of the controls (and I mean everything, no rudder, no stick , no power, no autopilot). What happens is the full back stick causes the aircraft to go into the low speed regime (alph protection), alpha floor activates, the aircraft applies TOGA to the live engine, establishes into a 5 degree bank and speed remains at bottom of Vls. The aircraft maintains this attitude and speed/power settings and establishes into a 5 degree climbing turn into the dead engine, until it can climb no more. Quite impressive when you see it first time. It will then sit there turning until it either runs out of fuel or the good engine fails.".....
AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1073 times:
I love fly-by-wire airplanes. The wire is connected to the yoke. The wire then travels back to the elevators and ailerons. When I pull on the yoke, the wire moves pulleys and other wires move the control surfaces. What's the problem with fly-by-wire?TC
FredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
all aircraft do something on their own in a V1+5 cut with the autopilot deactivated if you don't interfer with the controls yourself. The Cool Thing(tm) here is that the 'bus in fact does something useful and survivable, where most other aircraft would fall out of the sky in various unpleasant ways.
Oh well, I guess you prefer being scattered over the terrain in very, very small chunks to flying around in lazy circles. An interesting choice indeed!
I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1064 times:
Well, if you look at the Trident accident at Staines in 1976 (?) this sort of system would have prevented the accident. In the accident, the Captain, and pilot flying, was incapacitated due to a heart attack, the FO did not know that the slats were retracted and the aircraft entered a stall, causing the death of everyone on board.
However, before this gets out of hand, I don't think this is any better than any other system, I just think it's cool/sophisticated from an automation viewpoint, if you are interested in computing.