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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Ok, so the news reckons that a wireless mouse for a passengers laptop was responsible for the sudden climb/dive broken bones Qantas airliner incident over WA this week...

yikes :scared:

The elevator controls went to pot.... thats the uppy downy flap on the tail



Offline Aircon

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Ok, so the news reckons that a wireless mouse for a passengers laptop was responsible for the sudden climb/dive broken bones Qantas airliner incident over WA this week...

yikes :scared:

The elevator controls went to pot.... thats the uppy downy flap on the tail

do you believe it? i'm finding that hard to swallow.

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Offline B2

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Agree PP.

From my understanding blue tooth is not used in any circuitry on a plane.  Its all hard wired.  Sounds a bit sus to me



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How long will it be until cars are "steer by wire"




Offline B2

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How long will it be until cars are "steer by wire"



There is that BMW that automatically parallel parks.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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do you believe it? i'm finding that hard to swallow.



Dunno enough about the systems to believe it or not really.

Don't WANT to believe it.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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There is that BMW that automatically parallel parks.

okay..... but does it steer electrically, or does it have column/rack/pinion etc?

Throttles have been fly by wire for 10 years now...

steering can't be far away.

and planes have been fly by wire for how long?



Offline B2

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okay..... but does it steer electrically, or does it have column/rack/pinion etc?

Throttles have been fly by wire for 10 years now...

steering can't be far away.

and planes have been fly by wire for how long?

http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=h8oBB2WjKOA

You're the mechanic.

I assume it has a rack and pinion but to be honest I'm not sure.  How does the system work that changes the ratio.  i.e. the faster you go you need more movement with the steering wheel so in affect 300 turns lock to lock (just exaggerating to make it clear). :D



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okay..... but does it steer electrically, or does it have column/rack/pinion etc?

Throttles have been fly by wire for 10 years now...

steering can't be far away.

and planes have been fly by wire for how long?

i always thought the bmws with the variable ratio steering were steer by wire. i thought the toyota hybrid was too.


HOWEVER...i don't remember WHY i thought that, so i might be completely wrong.

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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pfft... just remote servos and sensors I'd say.

If it were steer by wire, there'd be no need to turn the wheel in auto mode.



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