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What is the last airliner produced with cable hydraulics instead of FBW?

Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:38 pm

Is it the 737NG? I guess last one rolled out in 2019, and they still make BBJ versions.
 
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Re: What is the last airliner produced with cable hydraulics instead of FBW?

Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:41 pm

737MAX still uses basically the NG's system.

767 and 747 are still in production, as is the CRJ.

All civilian props, including the ATR and Dash-8 that are currently being built, don't have FBW.
 
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Re: What is the last airliner produced with cable hydraulics instead of FBW?

Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:00 am

It isn't "cable hydraulics". Hydraulics are used for actuation, while cables and FBW are used for control/signaling.

It would be "cable control" as opposed to "Fly by wire".

All large airliners use hydraulics for actuation, the actual surface movement.
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Re: What is the last airliner produced with cable hydraulics instead of FBW?

Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:11 am

If you're talking about last cable control widebody designed, it'd be the 767 (albeit the spoilers is FBW), I'd think something along the lines of DC10/L1011/A300 for the last pure cable widebody.
 
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Re: What is the last airliner produced with cable hydraulics instead of FBW?

Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:33 am

Last newly designed pure cable widebody is the Il-86. Interestingly the Il-96 was the first pure FBW widebody.

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