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Fly-by-wire A300?  
User currently offlineErasmus From Italy, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

A friend of mine sent me this picture. I immediately thought it was fake, but he claimed it wasn't! So I searched the web using the major searchengines. I didn't find very much. But this site:
http://flightdeck.ie.orst.edu/scripts/dbsqldev/evisurvey.idc?Study_ID=47
made me believe that there really was such a thing as a fly-by-wire 'proof of concept' testbed A300.
Can anybody tell me for sure if the picture below is real or fake? If it's real, where can I find more info about this testbed A300?



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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

"Fly by Wire" was first tested on the A300 Erasmus.

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

You mean this one:


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Photo © Paul Dopson



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Photo © Paul Dopson



Regards

Paul


User currently offlineDeanBNE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

the A300 was used as a testbed for the Computer Aided FBW that was to go into their A320s

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13195 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I saw that aircraft perform a great display at the Farnborough 1984 show.
Previous to the A300 FBW test aircraft, a sidestick was fitted to Concorde 201, one of it's last tasks before retirement.


User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

If I remember well, Garuda was the first airline to receive a 2-man cockpit A300. Until then all A300 had 3-man cockpits. The cokpit was a hybrid and didn't incorporate EFIS instruments.



User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1785 times:

Oops...
I had a second look at the picture. It's definitely not the Garuda cockpit. It looks more like an Airbus testbed. Big grin


User currently offlineErasmus From Italy, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Does anybody know a website that can learn me a bit more about the history of this 'fly-by-wire' testbed A300 and the initial testing that was performed.
The usual major search engines were no help.
THX.


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