Re: Airbus side stick

From: (Merlin Preuss)
Organization: Synapse Internet [Gatineau, Quebec, Canada]
Date:         01 Jun 95 05:00:50 
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In article <airliners.1995.672@ohare.Chicago.COM> (David T. Medin) writes:
>In article <airliners.1995.656@ohare.Chicago.COM>, ("Clive Leyman") writes:
>> 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?

>Maybe, but the lack of mechanical feedback in the Airbus control
>stick, either real or simulated, is the issue. In the mechanical
>feedback system, at least each pilot has indication that the other is
>opposing his control inputs.

What is missing here is cockpit discipline whether in an airbus or B777 with
fly-by-wire or a conventional aircraft.  One pilot at a time please on the
controls.  The handover is the command "I have control" followed by the
response "You have control".....of course the Captain has the last say.