Airbus A320 flight controls

From:         "P. Wezeman" <pwezeman@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Date:         22 Jan 96 03:24:10 
Organization: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
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   In a recent exchange of postings in rec.travel.air several people have
mentioned conplaints of a lack of proper force feedback in the Airbus A320
sidestick control. Could someone who is familiar with the system please
describe it briefly? In particular, does it work by sensing force or by
sensing movement? Roughly how much force does it take to operate it? If the
stick moves, where is the pivot point in relation to the pilots hand and
what is the range of movement and force gradient? I am also interested
in any pros and cons of the device.

                           Thanking you in anticipation,

                           Peter Wezeman