Re: FLY-BY-WIRE (AIRBUS vs. BOEING)

From:         rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett)
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In article <airliners.1995.829@ohare.Chicago.COM> Jean-Francois Mezei <MEZEI_JF@Eisner.DECUS.Org> writes:
>The 310 may have the same joystick as the 320 and 340 but there is a major
>difference: FBW.

The A310 has a control column and a electromechanical/glass hybrid cockpit,
similar to the 757/767.

Just to make sure the terminology is straight:

A control column is that big heavy thing with the "Y" yoke on top, that
is situated between each pilot's legs.

A sidestick is a small handgrip situated on each sidewall of the airplane.



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