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control column

[kən′trōl ‚käl·əm]
(aerospace engineering)
A cockpit control lever pivoted or sliding in front of the pilot; controls operation of the elevator and aileron.

control column

control column
Conventional control column layout.
control column
Slide stick controller.
control column
Control column in transport/general aviation aircraft.
The lever, or a pillar-supporting handwheel, that operates the elevator and aileron controls. Also called a joystick or a stick.
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24%, respectively, compared to control specimen and their mid-span deflection at corresponding failure load of control column was 8.
Axial capacity of Column confined with 2 mm steel strips was approximately 78% more as compared to control column and column confined with 1.
Controls consisted of bark from the control column spiked with 25 mL of monoterpene standard solution and 300 mL of methylene chloride spiked with 25 mL of monoterpene standard solution.
There may be reasons not to paint your control column (although I've not come up with one yet) and the color-coding scheme wouldn't work in most stick-controlled airplanes, but the reader's point is well taken: Unless the autopilot or trim is running away, you have to be pulling on the controls to make the wing stall.
I jumped over the control column and grabbed him round his waist to avoid him going out completely," Mr Ogden said.
However, as I quickly discovered, the simulator's aircraft control column is ultra-sensitive, just as it is on a real plane, and when you realise you're out of position there's a tendency to over correct that makes matters worse.
Much of the original aircraft remains, even down to the bullet proof windscreen panel and control column.
In addition, two control column models without reinforcement (S1a and S1b) were examined to determine their actual load-carrying capacity and to describe the damage mechanism (Fig 2).
I was given the job of putting together the control rods and cables and the emergency cutting equipment, which was to cut the cable and snatch the control column forward out of the pilot's way so he could safely eject from the aircraft.
You have a control column, sometimes called a joystick, a throttle lever for each engine and a rudder pedal for each foot.
The captain issued a Mayday distress call after he and his co-pilot struggled to cope with a practically-unmovable control column.
Defense Agency investigations Wednesday found that problems in the electrical system of an F-4 fighter jet's control column apparently caused Monday's accidental firing of 188 rounds during a drill over western Hokkaido, the agency said.