From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Curtis R. Anderson) Organization: Gleepy's Henhouse Date: 10 Jan 96 02:01:41 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.5@ohare.Chicago.COM>, email@example.com (Kevin M. Wilder) wrote: > My final question has to do with the A340. I saw an Air Canada >A340 at the Vancouver International Airport over the holidays, and I >noticed that both ailerons were "drooping" substantially. (no, they were >not the flaps, unless the A340 has flaperons) why do they do this? I >have not noticed this on any other aircraft. The A340 is a fly-by-wire aircraft and its aileron surfaces are powered individually, and the fly-by-wire computer insures the surfaces are kept complementary. On a more traditional aircraft, there is a cable linking both ailerons, so that their positions are always complementary under normal circumstances. It is supposedly a way to distinguish a fly-by-wire aircraft. -- Curtis R. Anderson, "Official Chicken Breeder of Hill 10", SP 2.5?, KoX URLs: http://www.servtech.com/public/cra/ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ftp://ftp.servtech.com/pub/users/cra/ Opinions mine (not Service Tech's!) unless marked otherwise!!!