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Why does an engine fail if its FADEC fails?

Due to scarce resources on Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and different FADEC technologies used in different engines, I have a poor understanding of it. As the title says, why can't we ...
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Is there a standard on-board diagnostics protocol for FADEC aviation piston engines?

Almost any car engine manufactured since 1997 will have on-board diagnostics, either the OBD1 or more recently the OBD2 standard which provides a standard for protocols, standard message codes and a ...
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Why do twin-engine Diamond aircraft have a single FADEC lever instead of two engine throttles?

From my understanding, if you have a twin-engine aircraft with 2 lever engine throttle one for each engine you will be able to use differential thrust to steer in case of steering malfunction. I don't ...
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Are there any twin-engine turboprop airplanes with FADEC and 6 seats?

Are there any twin-engine airplanes with FADEC with 6 seats? Is there nothing equivalent to DA62 in the turboprop world with slightly bigger interior and club seats?
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What's the more accepted notation used to label sensors present in turbo-jet engines?

I'm interested in learning what the proper (more accepted) notation used to label sensors present in turbo-jet engines is. Came across a few examples such the ones shown below but would like to learn ...
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Compressor variable geometry and Engine pressure ratio

I was wondering does a compressor variable geometry and a inlet variable stator vane share any similarities or does these terms have same meanings? I did some digging and all I could find is that CVG ...
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Why some airliners have autostart and others don't?

So some of the more modern FADEC equiped planes (specifically airliners like the 787) have autostart and will self monitor the engines during startup. The one thing that confused me was how a 747 ...
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Why did the pilot in this EC135 crash change the throttle setting after encountering wake turbulence?

I’m confused in this accident why the Eurocopter EC135 pilot decided to manipulate the throttle after encountering wake turbulence - I can’t think of a reason for this. Could someone please explain ...
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