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Boeing 777 fuel-system display; A.Katranzhi, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons The following: 747-400 and 747-8 777 787 ... display aircraft systems digitally. Except the -400, they also have electronic checklists. For Boeing, it started with the 747-400. The main drive for it was customer demand. After which it was to be like the 757/767, but the "...


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To clarify some misconceptions about Linux which run across many of the answers given. Linux is NOT a "commercial" OS. It is free for anybody to download and hack about as they please. (Some companies package it up with a load of apps as a distribution or "distro" and do charge for supporting the package). Linux is NOT a monolithic build ...


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The side stick controller uses two sets of quad-redundant, linear variable-displacement transducers to measure stick position against a linear spring force. One set is for pitch and the other is for roll. The electrical signals from the LVDTs go to a computer. Control law software interprets the inputs and controls the hydraulic actuators that move the ...


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According to http://www.flymafc.com/docs/manuals/king-KN62_KN62A_KN64.pdf, The Maximum Sensor Range for the Bendix King KN-64 DME is determined by altitude and ground station output power and sensitivity. Under normal circumstances, the KN-64 DME has a maximum display range of 389 Nautical Miles, as shown below: The Change in Accuracy of the KN-64 DME ...


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none of the arguments exchanged in here is completely wrong, but i would wish some participants would apply a little more effort in balancing their arguments. The real buzz-words for aviation are real time and safety. Of cause, in aviation safety comes first and if you need something to happen, most of the time it has to happen immediately and something has ...


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Most autopilots in small aircraft blindly track the ILS (same for VORs) without any heading reference, which is actually simpler because heading can be substantially different from ground track, especially in crosswind. Technically speaking, the autopilot is a PD-controller, performing two tasks simultaneously: When the needle wanders left, turn left, and ...


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Be careful performing a dual VOR check on the ground, especially if you are located near other aircraft or buildings that may interfere with the signal. I have performed a VOR check on the ground at a few airports around the Southwest, and I have found that you can get erroneous readings, on the ground, compared to performing the dual check in the air. I ...


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Not any more people than any other system. But your question raises a few key points for consideration. First of all, maintainers don't actually go anywhere near the aircraft if it is not a requirement. I don't agree that there are usually 1 or 2 engineers on an aircraft at any given moment. If it aint broke, don't fix it. Over-maintenance is a cause of ...


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