erasmus
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Fly-by-wire A300?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:04 pm

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?

 
NZ767
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:18 pm

"Fly by Wire" was first tested on the A300 Erasmus.
 
Sukhoi
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 12:14 am

You mean this one:


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Paul
 
DeanBNE
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 12:51 am

the A300 was used as a testbed for the Computer Aided FBW that was to go into their A320s
 
GDB
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 2:54 am

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.
 
ktliem@YVR
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:24 am

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.

 
ktliem@YVR
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:33 am

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
 
erasmus
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RE: Fly-by-wire A300?

Thu Mar 28, 2002 7:31 pm

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.