DA42 Fly-By-Wire Trial and video
Two weeks ago, Euronews visited with Diamond Aircraft Industries in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. They have produced an interesting report on the EU-Project SAFAR (Small Aircraft Future Avionics Architecture) – testing fly-by-wire on the DA42.
From the article:
Above the Austrian Alps flies what seems to be an ordinary small aircraft. But it holds a secret. The flight controls on board are not manual. Instead, electronic signals and computers determine the flight pattern. The pilot basically flies the aircraft via a computer. This is what is universally known as a digital “fly-by-wire” flight system.
The full article and video are here.