artificial feel


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artificial feel

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′fēl]
(aerospace engineering)
A type of force feedback incorporated in the control system of an aircraft or spacecraft whereby a portion of the forces acting on the control surfaces are transmitted to the cockpit controls.

artificial feel

artificial feel
A ‘Q'-based artificial feel system. The amount of spring force opposing the movement of controls is directly dependent on dynamic pressure. This is a bulky system and can be made more compact if replaced with a hydraulic ‘Q'-feel system.
A type of force feedback that is used in aircraft fitted with power controls or automatic flight control systems. Artificial feel produces an opposing force to the movement of the controls. This opposing force may be proportional to the amount of deflection of control column or aerodynamic loads acting on the control surfaces, or amount of applied g.
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The FAA has proposed the supersedure of an existing AD that is applicable to certain Airbus A320 aircraft that eventually requires modification of the autopilot mode engagement/disengagement lever of the rudder artificial feel unit.
Shilling noticed reduced artificial feel in the control stick.
The AD requires modification of the wire harness routing next to the pitch artificial feel unit, and removal of the green and yellow colours from various connectors.
For you non-Hawkeye aviators out there, the Hawkeye is purely artificial feel on all of our control surfaces, which are operated by hydraulics via actuators adjusted by a series of bungees.