sidestick controller

sidestick controller

A cockpit flight control used on some fly-by-wire flight control systems in which the control column or the stick is mounted on the side console of the cockpit. Any pressure exerted by the pilot on this stick produces electrical signals that are sent to the flight control computer for operation of the controls. The same as sidearm controller
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The angle and position of the sidestick controller means that left turns require more perceived effort than right turns, because the arm's musculature favors contraction, not extension.
Sidestick controllers reside just ahead of the forward edge of the doors and generous armrests ease pressure on the wrists.