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Friday, Oct 30, 2020

An automatic flight control system is described as dumb and dutiful

The success of the autopilot depends on the knowledge of the actual human pilot. Autopilot isn't as "auto" as you might think. It lets a pilot fly without white-knuckling the controls. Like a polar bear, autopilot functions through a negative feedback loop.

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