Topic Author
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:34 am

MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:20 pm

Is the MD-11 a pure FBW (Fly-By-Wire) aircraft or does it have old fashioned wire & cable controls as back-up as well?
Posts: 3780
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:30 am

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:11 pm

It is not Fly By Wire.
Posts: 14133
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:25 am

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:23 pm

Its not fly by wire at all.

Posts: 13916
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 am

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:54 pm

The MD11 is fly by cable. It works, there are rarely problems with it and it is very reliable.

Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
User avatar
Posts: 30050
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:13 pm

The MD-11 is a non Fly by wire Aircraft using the traditional Cable routing.
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
Topic Author
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:34 am

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:37 am

Dear Everybody,

Thanks for the clarification. I thought I had read somewhere that the MD-11 was FBW with cable as backup.

Posts: 2810
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:07 am

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:22 am

The MD11 & the 717 are FBC (Fly By Cable)
NO URLS in signature
Posts: 2590
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 5:52 am

RE: MD-11 Fly-By-Wire

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:23 pm

A Douglas without cables ??? No freak'in way ...
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CrimsonNL, Leej and 25 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos