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MD-11 Fly-By-Wire  
User currently offlineHaraelm From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7586 times:

Is the MD-11 a pure FBW (Fly-By-Wire) aircraft or does it have old fashioned wire & cable controls as back-up as well?

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User currently offlineArmitageSHanks From Costa Rica, joined Dec 2003, 3832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7550 times:

It is not Fly By Wire.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7517 times:

Its not fly by wire at all.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14806 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7499 times:

The MD11 is fly by cable. It works, there are rarely problems with it and it is very reliable.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31851 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7477 times:

The MD-11 is a non Fly by wire Aircraft using the traditional Cable routing.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineHaraelm From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7399 times:

Dear Everybody,

Thanks for the clarification. I thought I had read somewhere that the MD-11 was FBW with cable as backup.


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7302 times:

The MD11 & the 717 are FBC (Fly By Cable)

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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7192 times:

A Douglas without cables ??? No freak'in way ...

Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
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