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Old 6th Nov 2022, 08:47
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A306/310 has fly by wire spoilers Saul.Everything else is cable.
you are right. I stand corrected. Werenít the slats and flaps FBW as well?
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SAA operated 9 x A300s from 1976. A mix of B2K and B4. They operated them for quite a long time too.
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Old 6th Nov 2022, 18:39
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Yes Saul. Airbus incorporated two sfcc into the design so electrically signalled but hydraulically actuated.
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Australia had a fair sized fleet of the type. Ex Navy course mate had stepped up to the type from Lears/Westwinds only to lose his job when the airline (Compass Mark 1) folded, a bit ticked off because he had just gotten his captaincy with eight hours in command when the folding occurred, at least he had one bragging right, he captained the airlines very last flight.

https://aussieairliners.org/a300/a300australia.htm
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Old 7th Nov 2022, 03:25
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Originally Posted by tubby linton View Post
Yes Saul. Airbus incorporated two sfcc into the design so electrically signalled but hydraulically actuated.
Thanks Tubby. Once you mentioned it it came to my mind vaguely again. But the A30B was all actuators and cables. No FBW.

Maybe biased but the A300 remains a beautiful machine with itís fat body and itís shortish wings. I guess I like Ďm chubby. I saw the A30B the other day in Mexico still going strong and also HKG and LEJ is still a place where you can spot the A306 regularly.
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