fly-by-wire


fly–by–wire

adjective \ˈflī-bī-ˌwī(-ə)r\

Definition of FLY-BY-WIRE

:  of, relating to, being, or utilizing a flight-control system in which controls are operated electrically rather than mechanically

First Known Use of FLY-BY-WIRE

1968

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