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artificial feel[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′fēl]
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.
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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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