Control yoke or Control column??

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Control yoke or Control column??

Post by Tonybwf » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:42 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering are they much difference flying with a Joystick column or the traditional control column? Would i be right in saying that flying a jet i.e A320/330 is harder to control cause its a one handed operation, the traditional column is better?

Id like to hear any commercial pilots views?
Are they any advantages using the joystick over the traditional set-up?
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Post by Flyer1 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:56 pm

Not a commercial pilot but from my experience, a stick is more user friendly and you have much more control over the aircraft for " manouvering "

I'd prefer a column though for long a - b flights, and for flying a precision approach.

Each to their own I s'pose, but if I had to choose it would be stick !

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Post by hum » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:34 am

No difference from a control point of view between a 'stick' or a 'Control column'

Modern transport aircraft designs have both, Airbus use an electronic 'side stick' whereas Boeings have the more traditional large aircraft control column. Both are perfectly good for purpose.

In small aircraft from a design point of view a stick is less complicated & takes up less space, also saves weight. If an ejection seat or rapid egress is a feature of the cockpit design then a stick is the preferred option, less to impede the crewmember in a hurry to get out.

Most light 'sport' aircraft sport have sticks (microlights, cubs, citabrias, aeroncas, rv's extras, yaks, sukhoi's etc) while most traditional light 'utility-type' aircraft and nearly all light twins have columns (cessnas, pipers, mooneys etc)

The latest designs in light aircraft (Cirrus, Lancair, Diamond Star etc) use side sticks, which provide best cockpit ergonomics.

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Post by FLYbyWIT » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:17 pm

Sure where would you put your laptop on a boeing, sidesticks all the way !
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Post by Dutch Roll » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:19 am

FLYbyWIT wrote:Sure where would you put your laptop on a boeing, sidesticks all the way !


brilliant,also the column would get in the way of putting your feet on those lovely footrest's
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Post by Tonybwf » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:03 pm

Talking from experience chaps!!!!!!!!
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Post by Dutch Roll » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:47 pm

operating in air-no.putting feet up & pressing buttons-yes
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Post by FLYbyWIT » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:36 pm

Yes, from experience the laptop balances better on the table then the yoke !!
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