Concorde AFCS Electric Trim Engage Switch Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0606
Category: Flight Control
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: Concorde AFCS Electric Trim Engage Switch Unit
Part No: 29-009-05
Serial No: 028
Manufacturer: Elliott/SFENA Consortium
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Concorde 
Year of Manufacture: circa 1967
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Location: Archive Object Store

Elliott SFENA
Consortium Design
Unit: Elec-Trim-Engage-Switch-Unit
Type 29-009-05
Ser. No. 028
Code 66 266 751 00 Elliott
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Early in 1963 joint proposals were made, together with Bendix, for a flight control system for a proposed supersonic civil transport. This was the forerunner of what became the 'Concorde'. When Anglo-French agreement was reached for joint development of the 'Concorde', a formal agreement was made and Elliotts led a consortium with SFENA and Bendix. The Automatic Flight Control System included five systems, Automatic Pilot, Flight Director and Take-Off Director Computers, Automatic Throttle, Pitch axis Trim and Three Axis Autostabilisation.

This overhead switch unit is from the pre-production Automatic Flight Control System Engage Switch Panel which used five similar modules for Autostabiliser Engage, Electric Trim Engage and Artificial Feel Engage. The switches are engaged before take-off, are solenoid held and except in the event of failure require no further pilot action until after landing.

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