DA42 Fly-By-Wire Trial and video

Posted on November 29, 2012

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.

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