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A digital fly-by-wire technology development program using an F-8C test aircraftA digital fly-by-wire flight control system has been installed in an F-8C test airplane and has undergone extensive ground and flight testing as part of an overall program to develop digital fly-by-wire technology. This is the first airplane to fly with a digital fly-by-wire system as its primary means of control and with no mechanical reversion capability. Forty-two test flights were made for a total flight time of 57 hours. Six pilots participated in the evaluation. This paper presents an overview of the digital fly-by-wire program and discusses some of the flight-test results.
Document ID
19740038005
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jarvis, C. R. (NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 74-28
Meeting Information
Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other