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Throttle-only Control System

Sat Aug 26, 2000 11:45 pm

Hey, I recall that MCD and NASA developed a throttle-only control system or whatever it is called with in the past decade, in light of the 1989 incident involving a UAL DC-10 ad Sioux City, Iowa. Has that system been implemented in any new aircraft since its development?
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RE: Throttle-only Control System

Sun Aug 27, 2000 12:04 am


Full Authority Digital Engine Control.

That's all I know

RE: Throttle-only Control System

Sun Aug 27, 2000 3:54 am

It was tried out on a MD11 testbed, and from what I have read, it was an extraordinary success. It is through a computer, and you still use the yoke, but instead of going to the control surfaces, the signals go to the engines.