Concorde AFCS Artificial Feel Engage Switch Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0607
Category: Flight Control
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: Concorde AFCS Artificial Feel Engage Switch Unit
Part No: 29-009-06
Serial No: 057
Manufacturer: Elliott/SFENA Consortium
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Concorde 
Year of Manufacture: circa 1967
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
95 
Height (mm):
52 
Depth (mm):
168 
Weight (g):
786 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Elliott SFENA
Consortium Design
Unit: Art-Feel-Engage-Switch-Unit
Type 29-009-06
Ser. No. 057
Code 66 266 750 00 Elliott
Modifications -

Notes:

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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