control column


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control column

n
(Aeronautics) a lever or pillar, usually fitted with a handwheel, used to control the movements of an aircraft. Also called: control stick or joy stick
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The navigator/gunner could lock the turret forward and transfer firing control to the pilot, who had an electrical gun button on his control column, although the guns would be slightly above and behind him.
The first officer exerted a 20- to 25-pound push force on the control column in response to the stickshaker.
During a third attempt at landing at Rostov-on-Don in the early hours of March 19, the pilot held down the control column, bringing the aircraft to a nose down descent, while pressing a trim switch to level out the plane at the same time, the report said.
Flight-data recorder information shows the first evidence of specific action came just 18s before impact, the captain pushing forward on the control column as the aircraft's pitch increased to 25A[degrees].
A true feat of engineering innovation, its speed and agility were so close to that of a jet fighter that it was given a fighter-style control column in place of the traditional bomber pilot's yoke.
Just before touchdown at a windswept City Airport, the captain's prosthetic left arm came away from the control column.
An official inquiry found the pilot's camera had got lodged between his armrest and a control column - where it activated a command button telling the plane's computer to go into the dive.
WHEN talking a non-pilot down, you need to quickly get them used to the control column and throttle and get dials info from them such as air speed and height.
This is the original control column from Arthur George''s biplane of 1910.
At the respective failure load of control column (CC1), no obvious changes in the specimens were noticed and observed an axial deformation of 6.
Flight control continuity was established from the pilot's control column and rudder pedals to the ailerons, rudder and elevator.