directional control

directional control

[də′rek·shən·əl kən′trōl]
(engineering)
Control of motion about the vertical axis; in an aircraft, usually by the rudder.

directional control

The control of an airplane with respect to yawing about the normal, or vertical, axis. This control is exercised by ailerons and rudder.
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While you're engaged in these tasks, you also have to maintain directional control, monitor and manage power settings and ensure the runway ahead remains clear.
It provides operator, laboratory and product protection by directional control and HEPA filtering air flows within an engineered enclosure.
Electronic stability control works instantly and automatically to maintain directional control in situations where the driver's own steering and braking cannot be accomplished quickly enough to prevent a crash.
It is available with the same top-of-the-line Brembo monobloc callipers from the GSX-R1000, which also feature an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to assist the rider in maintaining directional control during hard braking.
It features a spring-loaded suspension system to absorb shocks, an eight-position swivel lock for directional control, 7-inch diameter oscillating axle to accommodate uneven surfaces, and a foot-operated braking system.
The RDM offers reverse functionality without the need for a directional control valve anywhere in the system, as the motor swashplate reverses angle to give reversed rotation.
Each caster also featured an eight position swivel lock for directional control, a huge 7 in.
Dual joysticks operate a fully proportional, load sensing directional control valve providing precise control of all boom functions.
A new water proportional 4/3 directional control valve was designed and long-term tests were conducted [13].
Beers' actions and knowledge ensured safe recovery of an aircraft with diminished directional control.
The company develops a range of control systems and equipment, such as directional control valves, actuators, and airline equipment, to support diverse applications.
It typically can consist of a hydraulic cylinder, toad control valves, directional control valves, sensors and an electronic controller.

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