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Mon Aug 21, 2000 11:36 am

I want to ask why people say that airbuses are not for real pilots. Is it because the FBW. Boeing also uses FBW on the 777.
Don´t want to start a war just curious
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Mon Aug 21, 2000 12:19 pm

i'm not sure, but I don't think so. Cause the Airbus hateing pilots I've met, said they don't like Airbus because of the "Toy-like" Side stick.

The FBW on Boeing 777's actually have hydrolics damping values, the pressure in these valves in/decreases, with speed, and other variables to stimulate the "Stiff" feel of actual, cable-moving avonics.

Hope that helps, Also, check out the topic "Which makes cooler-looking Cockpits" post, you'll find some intresting info in that topic.



Mon Aug 21, 2000 12:20 pm

This has been covered on a previous topic. But here's my take...

Airbus and Boeing took different approaches in the way FBW was designed in their aircrafts. Boeing used a more conservative path by making the 777 handle like a conventional airplane. It has the traditional yoke with manual trimming and auto-moving thrust levers when A/T is engaged. Also, "soft-limits" was designed in the control laws which means the pilot can override the flight envelope protection of the FBW gives better tactile feel to pilots.

Airbus opted for the side-stick. This freed up space in the cockpit for a table so that pilots can eat their lunch without the yoke getting in the way.  

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