GalaxyFlyer wrote:Basically, same position, but throttles are just rheostats relaying lever angle to the FADEC.
Lemmy wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Basically, same position, but throttles are just rheostats relaying lever angle to the FADEC.
Prior to automated engine controls, how was this managed? Did the pilot or FE have to adjust for air density?
Which brings up another question: What, exactly, did the throttle on early jet engines actually DO? On a carbureted piston engine, I can visualize the throttle opening and closing and imagine how that controls the fuel/air flow into the piston. Did jet throttles simply control the amount of fuel into the burner cans?
Lemmy wrote:Did the pilot or FE have to adjust for air density?
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