From: Ernie Alston <71302.3415@CompuServe.COM> Organization: via CompuServe Information Service Date: 01 Jun 95 05:00:50 References: 1 Followups: 1
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>Question: what happens if they move it in opposite directions? Answer >well then the average is zero isn't it! Question: So the plane does >nothing? Answer: Yes but don't worry there is a little button you can >push to override the other pilots input and take control...........I'd be >willing to bet the last 10 seconds of any A320 flight data recorder shows >them two little side stick buttons toggling like mad!> > > How much do you want to bet? > >>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? Clive, I was a little puzzled by that statement as well. Why would both Pilots be trying to fly the plane at the same time ? Or moving the side sticks in different directions ? I would assume only one Pilot is involved in controlling of the aircraft at any time unless a situation requires input from both. But that would be coordinated by established procedure. The use of side stick controllers is irrelevent in that regard. Ernie.