as one can see, the radius of the bank control is very important.
I had the opportunity to fly those in 1977 -8 in Angola, thanks to the crews of the defunct Young Cargo outfit. It needed quite a lot of effort to move and knees and thighs got in the way... which was a bit strange.
Dufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4622 times:
Having flown planes with both types of yokes, after a few hours there is no difference. With a conventional yoke, you tend to pull to bank, with horns it's more like pushing the opposite side up. You do bump your legs until you get your position right though.
I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
Quoting clydenairways (Reply 4): The Trident had the same rams horn yoke too, i suppose you could say apart from the E190 family they were really a British thing.
And the 145, and the 120, and the Phenom. They're going side stick on the new Legacy 450. The Brazilians like them too I guess.
They're really not bad. It's a little awkward to turn left in the right seat and right in the left seat at first because of the pivot point in the Embraers but otherwise you get used to it quickly. It's actually a pretty ergonomic design. Your hands fall into them quite naturally.
And yes, advising your fellow pilot that you are doing a control check is considered better manners than bashing their knees.
modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3133 times:
I have about 3,000 hours in the E145, and the "ram horns" yoke is comfortable in most flying conditions. It's a bit more challenging in crosswind landing situations when most would argue that a traditional yoke is easier to manage. There were times when the yoke would hit someone's knee in crosswind landings, so keep your head up!