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  British Model Flying Association - BMFA - FAQ - primary flight controls
Obviously in flight, control are operated together, and there are also secondary effects of controls to consider.
In the absence of any other control inputs, the aircraft will carry on the original direction of flight but with a sideways motion; it will only turn as a consequence of the secondary effects of controls.
None of these controls actually work in isolation, whenever a control is applied, there are always secondary effects which influence the reaction of the aircraft.
www.bmfa.org /faq/flight_controls.htm   (0 words)

  Goodrich Actuation Systems - Flight Controls
Our involvement in flight controls dates to the jet age when powered actuation was needed to overcome the high aerodynamic forces generated on the flight control surfaces.
The flight control actuation system initiates changes in direction of the aircraft, either in flight or on the ground, moving in response to commands from the cockpit.
Flight actuation systems must be tough and durable - designed to withstand the rigours and demands of an aircraft in flight.
www.actuation.goodrich.com /flight   (168 words)

  Flight controls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The primary control of yaw is with the rudder.
The elevators are the primary control of pitch.
Control horns may also incorporate a counterweight which helps to balance the control and prevent it from "fluttering" in the airstream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flight_controls   (2059 words)

 Flight Controls - Avionics & Electronics - Honeywell Aerospace
We were first in the development of a CatIII capable autopilot for the 747-100, first to apply processor technology to autoflight on the 737-200, and first to implement a fully digital autopilot on the MD-80.
Now, we are combining our Flight Controls experience with our high integrity platform environment to develop a Flight Controls solution for the new Boeing 787.
The Honeywell SP-150 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) provides three-axis flight stabilization through the use of rate gyros in the yaw damper couplers and derived rate networks in the pitch and roll channels.
www.honeywell.com /sites/aero/Flight_Controls.htm   (0 words)

 Aeronautics - Flight Controls - Level 2
We pointed out earlier that aircraft are able to sustain flight because of a balance among the four forces we've just discussed: lift, weight.
When the aircraft is in the air and flying straight and level, we can assume that these four forces are in balance.
Describe the surfaces and devices used to control the flight of an aircraft.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/flight50.htm   (218 words)

 Autogyro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike a helicopter, the rotor of an autogyro is driven by aerodynamic forces alone once it is in flight, and thrust is provided by an engine-powered propeller similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft.
Pitch control of the autogyro is by tilting the rotor fore and aft; roll control is by tilting the rotor laterally (side to side).
During a later test flight, the engine failed shortly after takeoff and the aircraft descended slowly and steeply to a safe landing, validating la Cierva's efforts to produce an aircraft that could be flown safely at low airspeeds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autogyro   (3629 words)

 Primary Flight Controls 2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Actual flight controls display some rather complicated behavior, and it may not be feasible to mimic it all.
Flight controls both feel different and act differently as flight conditions change.
There are changes in the feel of the flight controls that occur more slowly as a result of more mundane factors, for example shifts in an aircraft's center of gravity.
www.mikesflightdeck.com /primary_flight_controls_2.htm   (960 words)

 NASA SimLabs - VMS - Flight Controls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The hydraulic flight control system at the VMS is called a control loader, or loader.
The electronic controller processes this signal, together with the force input by the pilot, to generate a signal that is sent to the actuator, resulting in the proper feel being imparted to the flight control.
Besides regulating the flight controls, the control loader can generate vibrations in the pilot’s seat that are not produced by the motion base.
www.simlabs.arc.nasa.gov /vms/controls.html   (727 words)

 Primary Flight Controls
The most common control arrangement on the Conventional Airplane is Ailerons on the main wing for roll control and a horizontal tail known as the Stabilizer with moveable Elevators for pitch control.
Each control surface is connected directly to the control column or rudder pedals with a series of cables and pulleys.
In this system the control column is directly connected to the control surface (just like a C-172) but a tab is geared to the movement of the control surface so that it either assists the movement of the control, or counters the movement of the control.
selair.selkirk.bc.ca /aerodynamics1/controls/Page2.html   (844 words)

 Flight Controls
Flight spoilers (2 -1/2/3/4/500; 4 -NG's) augment the ailerons and are powered by hydraulic system A (inboard) and B (outboard).
This function could be used to control the pitch of the aircraft with trim say in the event of a jammed elevator.
Flight spoilers to be capable of 60 degree deflection on touchdown by addition of increased stroke actuators.
www.b737.org.uk /flightcontrols.htm   (3152 words)

 The Wright Brothers | Flight Controls
The controls on the Wright Flyer were essentially the same as those on the 1902 glider.
They recorded distance through the air in meters and the duration of the flight, readings from which airspeed could be calculated.
The instruments were arranged so all could be turned off, along with the engine, the instant the flight was over by a single movement of a wooden lever mounted on the lower wing.
www.nasm.si.edu /wrightbrothers/fly/1903/flightcontrol.cfm   (144 words)

 Flight - Visual Flight Rules Aircraft Wright Brothers Early Flying Machines Control Deck Feather   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flight is the process of flying: either movement through the air by aerodynamically generating lift or aerostatically using buoyancy, or movement beyond Earth's atmosphere by spacecraft.
Visual flight is the control of an aircraft by using the view from the aircraft as the primary reference point.
Early attempts at flight are the subject of much debate, both for the often sketchy details of machines and people that have vanished away in time and as a matter of pride for some given group, usually a country.
www.a-zofholidays.com /a2z/flights/flight.html   (8040 words)

 Primary Flight Controls 3   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Other controls, like throttle quadrants configured particularly the way you want them, helicopter collective and cyclic controls, or rudder pedals with toe brakes simply may not be available.
General and commercial aviation tend to use flight control systems that translate the pilot's movement of the controls into movements of the control surfaces.
While joysticks used for movement activated controls can often be connected (more or less) directly to the potentiometer, force activated units have such limited movement that some sort of transmission (gears, radius wheels, pulleys, bell cranks, etc.) is needed to amplify the stick's motion before it is passed on to the potentiometer.
www.mikesflightdeck.com /primary_flight_controls_4.htm   (1069 words)

 Supplemental Flight Controls
A trim tab is a small flap attached to the trailing edge of a larger control surface which is used to keep the larger control deflected.
On an aircraft with reversible controls the pilot must apply a force to the control column sufficient to keep the the control surface deflected in the air stream.
This tends to pull the control back into alignment with the wing, stabilizer or fin as the case may be.
selair.selkirk.bc.ca /aerodynamics1/controls/Page3.html   (642 words)

The fundamental key to success in aerospace flight test and evaluation is the individual member of the flight test team: the flight test pilot, of course, but nowadays the trained flight test engineer and navigator as well.
The Flight Performance School developed a four-month stability and control course for its curriculum in 1946, and a P-80 Shooting Star was added to the school’s fleet a year later.
The end of the space flight training mission was counterbalanced by the dramatically-increasing complexity of the new generation of aircraft.
www.flightcontrolsystems.com /usaf_tps.htm   (4274 words)

 Fidelity Flight Simulation - Dynamic Control Positioning and Loading   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The change in required input to the flight controls depending on airspeed – for instance, as the airspeed decreases, correspondingly higher control input will be required to cause a desired result.
With the advent of "follow trim" in many aircraft, the dynamic control loader also has to be a subtle control positioner following the logic and resolution appropriate to the aircraft being simulated.
With this dynamic control loading capability on top of its six degree-of-freedom motion base and LCD Mosaic Wall™ external visual display, Fidelity is closing the gap between inexpensive flight simulation devices and Letter-Level flight simulators costing $15-25 million more.
www.flightmotion.com /control_load.htm   (292 words)

 Flight Controls
Out of 110 software systems on this aircraft, Delphi was the first developer to pass the FAA audit process and was used by the FAA as a "guinea pig" to prove their new process before applying it to the other developers.
The function of the Thrust Vector Controller is to control the tabs which block portions of the rocket nozzle, controlling the shape of the plume and the path of the missile.
One motor controls two tabs for the thrust-vectoring pitch and the other motor controls two tabs for the thrust-vectoring yaw.
www.delphieng.com /flight_controls.asp   (288 words)

 Helicopter flight controls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forward flight is when airspeed is greater than 15 mph, which is about the point of effective translational lift (ETL).
This requires the greatest amount of engine power and is also the most dangerous flight condition.
The following is a table of helicopter flight controls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Helicopter_flight_controls   (398 words)

 Industrial Controls | Marine Controls | Generator Controls
Replacements and rebuilding services for current and obsolete generator and ATS controls.
Reconditioning service for popular RV gen set, refrigerator, water heater and furnace controls.
Flight Systems has a hard earned reputation as the "go-to" people for rebuilt and new controls for industrial applications.
www.flightsystems.com   (259 words)

 Flight Controls
These systems also reduce pilot workload by providing automatic flight control of each airplane for nearly all commonly encountered flight situations and deliver an exceptionally smooth ride for the passengers and crew.
System performance is superior because of the experience of the Rockwell Collins flight control design and certification experts as well as data gathered through advance modeling techniques and onboard test equipment.
Continued performance of the system is supported by Rockwell Collins' worldwide team of field service engineering experts who will monitor system performance and ensure long term customer satisfaction.
www.rockwellcollins.com /products/cs/br/flight_controls/index.html   (0 words)

 Flight controls
The Microsoft Flight Simulator allows the control of several so called "axis" by means of potentio meters.
A special area of interest is the use of flight controls with feedback.
I could not find a real example of a site describing the implementation of feedback for flight controls for flight simulator cockpits, but it is a topic that occurs on a regular basis in one of the forums or newsgroups (User groups and forums).
www.fscockpit.com /flight_controls.html   (496 words)

 Helicopter Flight Simulator Controls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These helicopter flight simulator controls are the most advanced controls for the PC and Macintosh user.
Helicopter Flight Sim Controls shipped within the state of California will be subject to a 7.25% sales tax.
Flight Sim Controls shipped within the state of California will be subject to a 7.25% sales tax.
www.helicoptersonly.com /store/contents/en-us/d8.html   (204 words)

 Airbus A300 @ Aviation.Y2U.co.uk
However the British firm Hawker Siddeley (years later in the form of its successor, the British Aerospace, UK re-entered the consortium) stayed on as a contractor, developing the wings for the A300 which were pivotal for its impressive performance from short domestic to long intercontinental flight (in later versions).
On July 3, 1988, Iran Air, Flight 655 was shot down by the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf after being mistaken for an attacking Iranian F-14 Tomcat, killing all 290 passengers and crew.
The official NTSB report of October 26, 2004 stated the cause of the crash was the overuse of the rudder to counter wake turbulence (causing the tail to eventually break off).
aviation.y2u.co.uk /Airbus/AV0001_Airbus_A300.htm   (1511 words)

 The House of Rapp » Look Ma, No Flight Controls
In fact, the “stick” in the cockpit is not directly connected to the flight controls at all.
By differing the thrust on the remaining engines, enough control could be regained to keep the plane in the air.
Ironically, PCA (propulsion controlled aircraft) may turn out to be the future of the aerospace industry.
www.rapp.org /archives/2004/01/look_ma_no_flight_controls   (1039 words)

 Flight Simulator Controls
We've selected the best in flight control hardware to go with your flight simulator software package.
Each of these hardware options is guaranteed to provide smooth response and handling, with realism that rivals actual flight experiences.
And best of all, the options are all yours — you get to choose which hardware will fit your flying style, your available space, and your budget.
www.avidaviator.com /fs_controls.html   (63 words)

 Hand Controls
A Buckeye equipped with hand controls can be flown using either the hand controls or the foot steering bars.
We have the knowledge and understanding of many types of disabilities to be able to discuss and determine your requirements and abilities to fly with hand controls.
This allows you to fly from the front seat using the hand controls with an instructor in the back seat who can also fly the plane using the dual flight controls.
www.schmitmeyer.com /hand_controls.htm   (249 words)

 Flight Link, Inc. Aviation Training Devices - Company Overview
Flight Link has provided high quality flight simulation products directed toward providing aviation safety within general aviation.
Flight Link controls provide an inexpensive alternative for practicing situational awareness in both VFR and IFR environments, instrument procedures training as well as practicing flight fundamentals.
Flight Link controls are utilized by foreign and domestic militaries and governments, corporate flight departments, large to small flight schools, universities, human research institutions as well as thousands of personal individuals.
www.flightlink.com /company   (174 words)

 Flight Safety Foundation 2003 Professionalism Award Citation for Abbott
Control forces became so great at one point that Capt. Almlie transferred the flight controls.
He later improvised a method of manipulating the flight controls while First Officer Abbott operated the throttles to conduct the approach and land the aircraft at Manila.
Flight Safety Foundation is pleased to recognize Capt. James K. Almlie and First Officer Mark J. Abbott for responding to this emergency in a professional manner under difficult circumstances.
www.flightsafety.org /citations/abbott_cit.html   (428 words)

 FlightSim.Com How To: Build Modular Desktop Flight Controls
This is due to the fact the joystick on the pad moves in a circle.
The controls need to be in the neutral position when plugged in otherwise the neutral position will be offset for the session.
Pete Dowson has a list of the FS controls available on his site and you can edit the FS9.cfg (or FS200x.cfg for older versions) to add the extra commands.
www.flightsim.com /cgi/kds?$=main/howto/modu/part7.htm   (1980 words)

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