Re: Airbus A320 Flight Controls

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Date:         25 Jan 96 00:55:02 
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The A320 flight control stick has no feedback, as the internal springs are
the only feel the pilot has. The ELAC (Elevator and Aileron Computer) have
complete control of the forces on the ailerons and elevators.  The SEC (
Spoiler and Elevator Computers) also have control, interfacing with each
other through another interface computer.  The Control stick requires
slightly more pressure than a computer joy stick you may be familiar with.
 Most pilots report that they are quite pleased with the operation of this
configuration.
The pivot point is approximately 6 cm from the wrist.

                                             Thanks for asking

                                             Tom Reeves (Airbus Inspector)