Hydraulics: so last century

With the rise in lightweight and reliable electric gadgetsthroughout our homes – and even on our persons – the idea that machinesshould need heavy pumps and fluids applying great forces to move metalseems Dickensian, as anachronistic as steam engines.

But for aircraft engineers, replacing hydraulic control surface andlanding gear actuation systems with electric ones is turning out to bea significant challenge. Continue reading…

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(Source: GE Aviation, Illustration: Flightglobal)

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