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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:23 PM

6. I have always feared it would come to this...

...when they started making planes of the, "fly by wire", design. Meaning that all control of flaps and rudder, etc... is by electric wire to servos and motors that, "normally", were controlled by steel cables and hydraulics. So when there are electrical problems/shorts in system/computer malfunction you are SOL. I recall that initially they made some planes with both systems installed so as to minimize the fear of the unknown, imho.

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