What if airplane controls are all touchscreen?

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  • 2 months ago

    Most modern aircraft are fly by wire.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     Most modern jetliners have all glass cockpit displays which are also touch screen. And there is no direct mechanical linkage to any parts of the aircraft from the cockpit. Everything including throttles and control surfaces is fly-by-wire.

  • M.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They're not (yet)!

  • 2 months ago

    I have a drone which has two control methods--regular box with lever sticks, and a smart phone app which operates the flying controls by touch on the screen.  Takes a bit of practice to do that both ways.

    Commercial airliner or combat plane or spacecraft--different story.  Might have lives at stake, mission to perform, safe passage to do.  Better is to go to the traditional hand and foot controls.  There was serious objection by some to the "fly by wire" side stick a couple decades ago.  Now there are not too many who dislike that.  Perhaps a switch to touch screen piloting might be a while to be comfortable. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What if. 

    ?,,,??,,,,,??,,,

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not going to happen.  Pilots are trained to fly by feel.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    One would have to demonstrate a reliability of the electrical system that is possibly beyond what the current regulations cater for.

    Not saying it cannot be done, but the first one to do it will probably have to educate the regulatory authorities and create new standards and regulations. That would take time and cost more than a pretty penny.

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    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    What happens of touchscreens quit working

  • 2 months ago

    Don't crack the touchscreen!

  • Barry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    That would indicate a huge step forward in aircraft design. I am not sure how that would work with the absence of a  joystick though.

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