Re: Airbus side stick

From:         rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         06 Jun 95 10:11:02 
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In article <airliners.1995.692@ohare.Chicago.COM> cleyman@cix.compulink.co.uk ("Clive Leyman") writes:
>>No, Pilot A instantly realizes Pilot B is already on the ball and defers.
>
>So why are Airbus pilots any less on the ball?

If you recall the discussion leading up to that statement, you will no
doubt realize this argument is centering on the role of feel.  If two
pilots grab the stick at the same time, how, precisely, are they to
determine the appropriate corrective maneuver?  It takes time to determine
what the other guy is up to.  Time for sometime to hit the take-over button.
Time for the other guy to realize the other pilot is trying to assert himself.
And by the time they finally do have their ass in gear, they are confronted
with a flight control system which will limit their roll rate.  Delightful.



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