Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
All Flight Controls Through The Yoke?  
User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Please excuse my ignorance, but with today's technology, could ALL flight controls go through the yoke, hence eliminating the rudder pedals? For example: a game that only uses a joystick.


ma va funk ulo
7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

It's certainly possible, with FBW.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

You don't need FBW to accomplish that, just take a look at the 1930's design Aircoupe. It had a pedal on the floor - for the brakes. They are still a common site at mmost general aviation airports.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ted Miley



User currently offlineAaron atp From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

That's all just wonderful (auto-coordination or linked controls) unless you want to do a crosswind landing.

It would be nasty trying a crosswind landing with the rudder controlled by some sort of twistable yoke. Just the thought of that is awful to someone born ahead of the nintendo generation.

...and then you still need separate brake pedals for differential braking (although this could be mapped into an electronic tiller).


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Aaron,
I guess that the old principle would apply...

If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it.



User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

It's not even necessary to have a yoke, but pilot insist on having one!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

IIRC, many Ercoupes were retrofitted with pedals. Simplicity is fine, but there has to be limits...

Cheers,
Fred



I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

FredT,
You're correct - many Aircoupes / Ercoupes were retrofitted with rudder pedals; however they still were steered on the ground with the yoke. For a while, all US pilots getting their initial license in a 2-control Aircoupe had the restriction - limited to 2-control aircraft only - on their certificate. It's along the same lines as those who get their multi-engine ratings in Cessna Skymasters or most military fighters - their licenses are restricted to "Center-line thrust" only.

Jetguy


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic All Flight Controls Through The Yoke?
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
707 Flight Controls posted Fri Jul 21 2006 09:28:20 by Speedracer1407
Pressure On The Yoke, Rudder posted Mon Apr 19 2004 17:49:30 by Bruce
Primary Flight Controls posted Tue Mar 2 2004 22:43:32 by Airways45
Flight Controls Check Before Departure posted Sat Nov 1 2003 23:47:45 by Aaron747
Air Whooshing Through The 717s Overhead Bins posted Tue Sep 10 2002 02:22:11 by BR715-A1-30
Switches On The Yoke posted Wed Jul 31 2002 15:38:47 by Domi.ga
Thrust Reverser Controls On The A320 posted Thu Apr 4 2002 06:37:28 by TWAMD-80
Split Controls: What The Heck Is This About! posted Tue Feb 12 2002 07:34:31 by Cdfmxtech
Buttons On The Yoke posted Fri Jan 11 2002 07:53:39 by Christianbothe
High Altitude A Part Of Flight Training In The US? posted Sat Oct 13 2001 21:58:40 by USAFHummer

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format