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control stick

n.
A lever used to control the motion of an aircraft by changing the angle of the elevators and ailerons.
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control stick

n
(Aeronautics) the lever by which a pilot controls the lateral and longitudinal movements of an aircraft. Also called: control column or joy stick
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Noun1.control stick - a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplanecontrol stick - a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
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According to the investigators, new technical data "lends weight" to the assumption that "someone was behind the control stick when the plane broke up in the Indian Ocean." The team investigating the plane's disappearance said "certain abnormal turns made by the 777" could only be carried out by hand, according to (https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1153547/mh370-latest-news-malaysia-airlines-captain-zaharie-shah-new-info-hero) Express.UK.
However, one pilot/marksman team flew into the ground because the shooter dropped a shotgun shell and jammed his control stick. The pilot couldn't get enough aft deflection to avoid terra firma.
"I have the urge to take the control stick on the ferry flight to Tokyo," he joked at a webcast ceremony in Toulouse.
The company will provide the F-16s with its advanced Digital Flight Control Computer, which receives demand inputs from the pilots' control stick and rudder pedals, and monitors current flight conditions from on-board sensors.
Maqsood Ahmed, the man in uniform representing the aircraft's manufacturers, Aircraft Manufacturing Factory, smiled in reply before explaining that it was not a steering wheel but the plane's control stick. Another woman wanted to know why Super Mushshak didn't have its ammunition laying around like JF-17 and was politely informed by another representative in uniform, with the name tag 'Nawaz' on his chest, that it was because it was primarily a trainer aircraft and not for combat really.
Afterwards, he put it down beside him, but it became dislodged when he adjusted his seat, connecting with a control stick and disengaging the autopilot.
In other words, when the elevator is pulled using the pedals pitch control towards the pilot, which is a movement of the aileron and elevator controls, control stick, or side stick controller (referred to as adding backpressure), the airplane's nose will rotate backwards relative to the pilot around the pitch (lateral) axis of the airplane [27-29].
The 'Terra' driving mode is situated on a dedicated control stick between the 'Sabbia' sand mode and 'Neve' snow mode and enables the model to maximise high-speed performance on rugged trails.
The F-4's control stick well, where the base of the stick was attached to the various control cables, was square--about one inch deep--and just larger than the stick base to allow full range of motion.
This futuristic control stick features a smooth ergonomic design and a button controlled conversion to manual shifts.
The FC0500 Universal Desktop Control Stick also mirrors the F-35, featuring replicated grip, form, switch caps, movement and actuation.