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« on: August 12, 2015, 01:58:31 AM »

It is not new and it is coming to the aviation industry very soon.
The objective is to save weight and downtime due to faliures in connectors, wires and sensors.

New technology options using sensors potentially for data connectivity and micro/nano technologies are making it possible to retrofit existing vehicles, such as large commercial fleets and already designed models.
An A 380 contains 530 km. of wire and 40.000 connectors.

May be  in the future it would be easy to have this technology for model planes.
I imagine a stunter with no pushrods, wires or connectors, just an electronic module that could be located anywhere, even as a tip weight and send signals to flaps, elevators, motor rpm's and that it could be set up from the Iphone.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 05:09:11 AM »

That sounds really cool for sport flying and building. It sure would make for some hair-pulling rules discussions in Stunt, Carrier and all the other CL disciplines.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 07:59:01 AM »

I think the rules already address how control surfaces can be moved. It requires that the control input is through the control lines. The surfaces can be moved by either hard linkage or servo's as long as the control signal/command comes from movement of the control lines. It doesn't matter if that signal goes through pushrods, wires, radio signal or fiber optic as long as the input come from movement of the control lines.

The use of servos for control surface movement actually is interesting in that it could allow some new and interesting designs where you don't have to have straight line hookup of the surfaces to the bellcrank. Drawback is the added weight of servo and battery, but still could be fun for some.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 08:46:24 AM »

One of the big reasons some people like C/L  is that you can feel what the airplane is doing.  Without force feedback, or a lot on internal sensing in the electronics, the pilot won't be able to respond to what the plane is doing. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 10:38:21 PM »

One of the big reasons some people like C/L  is that you can feel what the airplane is doing.  Without force feedback, or a lot on internal sensing in the electronics, the pilot won't be able to respond to what the plane is doing. 

I agree.  Besides the romantic part that Phil mentioned, I think it would be very difficult to relearn how to fly precise maneuvers with out the aerodynamic resistance on the controls.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 10:04:45 AM »

.......... I think it would be very difficult to relearn how to fly precise maneuvers with out the aerodynamic resistance on the controls.

 :!You would not have to worry about "relearning" anything...there will be a "ap for that".   Stand in the middle of the circle hold onto to a single line attached to the middle of your handle. Open the ap on your cell phone.  Push the go button,...then just move about to allow the application to fly your pre-programmed pattern for you. 

 


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