Accession Number : ADD017895

Title :   Reconfigurable Aircraft Stick Control and Method for Connecting and Removing Stick Control from Aircraft Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Sep 93, patented 28 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kelso, Thomas M ; Kotch, John K ; Boyle, Damon J ; Meiser, David H ; Flaherty, William P

Report Date : 28 Nov 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A reconfigurable aircraft stick control for an aircraft simulator that enables pitch and roll to be simulated. It includes a generic base that has mounting means that are adapted to be connected to a stick control of the type having a standard production grip as well as a stick control that uses a yoke. The control sticks include linkages that are easily connected to the mounting means on the base so that control sticks can be exchanged with minimum expenditure of time and effort to thereby simulate the control sticks on aircraft that are being simulated. Torque motors can be connected to the simulator to detect the speed and displacement of the control stick and to provide resistance to movement of the control sticks so as to simulate actual flying conditions.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *PATENTS, *CONTROL STICKS, ROLL, PITCH(MOTION), AIRCRAFT, PRODUCTION, DISPLACEMENT, STANDARDIZATION, MOTORS, TORQUE

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE