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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Table 4 summarizes the maximum load carrying capacity and percentage increase in it of all CFRP strengthened columns compared with the control column. The experiments aimed at raising the axial strength of columns and also to advance the lateral confinement pressure by means of providing external CFRP strips in the form of horizontal lateral external ties.
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.
Thorfinn Stout, 21, uploaded a video on Facebook of himself in the front seat of a light aircraft with one hand on the control column and the other holding what appears to be a pint of lager.
He suggested painting that portion of the pilot's control column extending from the panel to the yoke with three colors: green, from the yoke to a line which corresponds to neutral elevator; yellow, from that point further forward on the column to what experience reveals is the normal position at Vx speed; and red forward of that point.
The FO reacted to the perceived imminent collision by pushing forward on the control column," the report continued.
"I jumped over the control column and grabbed him round his waist to avoid him going out completely," Mr Ogden said.
pushed the control column forward to level the airplane.
"Since 1995, there have been nine reported instances of a rejected takeoff because of higher than normal control column forces at takeoff rotation due to the pilot inadvertently engaging the autopilot in lower-speed takeoff roll," the FAA reportedly 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).