fly-by-light


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fly-by-light

n
(Aeronautics) aircraft control through systems operated by optical fibres rather than mechanical rods. Abbreviation: FBL
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The company in September began testing wireless in parallel with other more traditional control methods for spoiler control, using fly-by-light for the inner spoilers and fly-by-wire for the outboard spoilers.