control column


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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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The aircraft began to gently pitch up and the crew, in an effort to prevent this pitch up, pushed the control column forward.
He fell in love with the gleaming aeroplanes and decided to build his own, incorporating his control column idea.
The agency said that when the control column was moved in a certain direction with the main power switch for the attack system on, electricity passed through the projection circuit of the fighter's high-speed 20-millimeter cannon.
Reilly was also accused of trying to pull the control column and fuel control levers in the cockpit.
He kept hold of the control column and this caused the plane to come out of its dive.
His glider had just been pulled into the sky by a ground winch at Snitterfield Glid-ing Club, near Stratford, when a ballast weight in the nose of the aircraft came loose and jammed into the control column.
Swansea Crown Court heard one child held the control column during a 15-minute trip.
His glider had just been pulled into the sky by a ground winch at Snitterfield Gliding Club, near Stratford, when a ballast weight in the nose of the aircraft came loose and jammed into the control column.
One child grabbed the control column, Swansea Crown Court heard.
The 52-year-old suffered serious face, leg and spinal injuries after struggling with the control column of the twin-cockpit plane, which he had just put through a series of barrel rolls, steep turns, a loop and a wing-over.
The court heard one youngster grabbed the control column during a 15-minute trip at a town carnival.
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.