Electric actuators and components have replaced hydraulics in flight simulators, making them more energy efficient and easier to maintain. But going from hydraulics to electric actuation posed a number of engineering challenges — among them, handling heavier payloads, providing smooth motion, ensuring safety, and preventing unwanted noise.

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Original Article Source Credits: machine design, https://www.machinedesign.com/

Article Written By Charles Bartel

Original Article Posted on : JUN 09, 2014

Link to Original Article:https://www.machinedesign.com/mechanical-motion-systems/article/21833567/flight-simulators-go-from-hydraulics-to-allelectric

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