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What is Aircraft Autopilot ?

Autopilot is system used to guide a vehicle without human assistance.

Autopilot is designed to perform some of the tasks of the pilot. The autopilot of an aircraft is sometimes referred to as “Naked lee”. Modern autopilots use computer software to control the aircraf. Computer will read the flight’s current position and control the Flight Control System to guide the aircraft.

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  • pintu July 25, 2009, 7:02 am

    i required complete study material on aircraft autopilot

  • Alex November 7, 2009, 11:34 pm


    i will like to know what are the component that consist of an autopilot system and their briefly describle thier operation..


  • manoj kumar November 23, 2010, 12:37 pm

    is it possible to land an aircraft in autopilot mode?

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