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comment by keifermiller

Two Laws of Fly By Wire

1. All digital controls involved with safe operation of device must be accompanied by mechanical backups.

2. Activation of the mechanical backups must physically separate fly by wire systems from control.

snoodog  ·  368 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Law #1 is quickly being eroded because it defeats a lot of the benefits of fly by wire. Usually it's being replaced by a secondary by wire system because that's cheaper and lighter