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Old 4th Aug 2011, 21:08
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Originally Posted by PJ2
Also, the Airbus side stick does have artificial feel just like a control column/wheel and it works very well.
I thought the Airbus side stick was simply spring-loaded to neutral. I would not call that an artificial feel.

An a/c with mechanical controls sends back two qualitative messages to its pilot as regards the pitch axis.
1/ speed: whether you are fast or slow, the stick is stiff or limp.
2/ trim: the residual force on stick required to maintain an attitude tells you where you are relative to you trim speed
I believe an Airbus side stick conveys neither speed (C* law) nor trim (autotrim). Or did I missed something ?
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