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Topic: Control Columns On Different Aircraft
Username: Vio
Posted 2004-05-19 16:57:43 and read 1565 times.

I hope I have the correct terminology, but I imagine "control column" can be the yoke on the 767, the stick on the A320, etc...

With that being said, what do you think of the different types of control columns? Would you prefer Airbus 320 type, 767? or EMB 170? What about those on the DC3? or A Diamond Katana?

Personally, I think the EMB 170 has really strange controls.. it's like riding a motorbike  Smile I don't know how easy it would be to get used to it.

Feedback?

Thanks

Topic: RE: Control Columns On Different Aircraft
Username: Avt007
Posted 2004-05-19 18:58:23 and read 1529 times.

Vio- There lots of different types, for sure. You`ll probably get more responses by posting this in the tech/ops forum. For a maintenance guy, I love any column that lets me get under the panel without putting my back out for a week! The standard floor mounted column is a pain (literally). The deHavilland Beaver has a unique one, I'll try to find a pic. It can be swung from side to the other, depending on who is flying.

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Topic: RE: Control Columns On Different Aircraft
Username: Trident3
Posted 2004-05-19 19:52:44 and read 1514 times.

Take a look at these two, both are Tridents, the first is BA the second is CAAC.
Anyone know why they are different designs?

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