TYPICAL AUTOMATIC PILOT AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM


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TYPICAL AUTOMATIC PILOT AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM
TYPICAL AUTOMATIC PILOT AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMAutomatic pilots are manufactured in many configurations by a number of companies. Some systems are comparatively simple, while others become complex, especially when integrated with navigation systems. As explained previously, all systems utilize gyros to sense aircraft attitude and provide signals for correction. More advanced systems, commonly found on modern aircraft, receive signals for gyros as well as numerous other systems. This allows for an autoflight system capable of virtually all phases of flight from takeoff to landing. This section of the text will present several common autopilot/autoflight systems.The first system presented is found on older piston-engine aircraft, such as…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. TYPICAL AUTOMATIC PILOT AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export