Jay wrote:The more that you depend on sensors and software the more failure points that are created. Automation systems require continual maintenance and the repairs tend to be expensive. Give me a dumb hydraulic or pneumatic system anyday.
What if I told you that pilots rely on the exact same sensors that automation systems do, and make the exact same mistakes an automation system does when the sensors give faulty readings?
Faulty and part-worn hydraulic and pneumatic systems are hard to trouble-shoot and have caused plenty of deaths.
Pilot error is still the leading cause of air crashes, I'd rather have an automation system doing most of the work controlling a dumb hydraulic system.
Its the case now that modern passenger aircraft are sufficiently fragile and high performance that their operating envelope is very small and close to the point that they're unflyable without an automation system.
Without an automation system the wrong control inputs could disintegrate a plane in midair.
If something basic like an airspeed indicator fails then neither a pilot nor an automation system has any chance of flying them, they'll either crash or disintegrate midair.
Last edited by Dilbert_X (2019-03-13 02:17:17)
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