Re: Airbus side stick

From:         rma@winternet.com (Rich Ahrens)
Organization: StarNet Communications, Inc
Date:         22 May 95 02:46:18 
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Clive Leyman (cleyman@cix.compulink.co.uk) wrote:
: What happens if each pilot tries to move the mechanical system in
: opposite directions? Does the guy who used to play tight end get to fly
: the airplane?

Well, for one thing, each gets pretty good tactile feedback on what the
other is trying to accomplish. Which can allow for some important
nonverbal communication and negotiation missing from the Airbus
sidestick systems as I understand them.

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