1018. Fly-By-Wire, What Does it Weigh?


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G E Ross: 1018. Fly-By-Wire, What Does it Weigh?. 1974.



An evaluation is made of the weight of fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control systems for advanced fighter aircraft. The
evolution of flight control system weight is traced from a manual system through varying levels of hydraulic boost and
augmented power controls, to complete FBW. Projected weight trends of future control systems reveal the possibility
of achieving a lighter flight control system.


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