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F-8 DFBW in flight

NASA1972-10-07

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F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire aircraft in flight. The computer-controlled flight systems pioneered by the F-8 DFBW created a revolution in aircraft design. The F-117A, X-29, X-31, and many other aircraft have relied on computers to make them flyable. Built with inherent instabilities to make them more maneuverable, they would be impossible for human pilots to fly if the computers failed or received incorrect data.

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  • Title: F-8 DFBW in flight
  • Creator: NASA
  • Date Created: 1972-10-07
  • Location: Edwards, CA, USA
  • Rights: AFRC
  • Album: mgmurph1

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