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B717 Fly-by-wire ?

Sun Oct 24, 1999 3:16 am

Hi !

I was wondering if the 717 has fly by wire controls...
Can you help me ?

Deniz Erdogan
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RE: B717 Fly-by-wire ?

Sun Oct 24, 1999 4:50 am

I'm not 100% certain, but I'm pretty sure that the 717 uses conventional hydraulic, not fly-by-wire controls.
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RE: B717 Fly-by-wire ?

Sun Oct 24, 1999 5:02 am

I believe it only has fly-by-wire spoilers.

RE: B717 Fly-by-wire ?

Sun Oct 24, 1999 5:08 am

As with many of Boeing's plane the back up systems are Fly-by-wire. The main systems is Hydrualic and the back up system is electronic. It's saves room and $$$ doing this. the 767, 747 737NG , 757, and 777 are like this.

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