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Video answers: ‘Airbus side stick’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It allows control of both pitch and roll.
  2. If both pilots use their side sticks at the same time the computer sums up the inputs, however the sum is limited to the maximum deflection of a single side stick.
  3. There will be a green flashing side stick priority light and a continuous aural warning of ‘dual input’.
  4. It has two switches; a dual function autopilot disconnect switch which can also be used as a priority takeover push button. At the front of the side stick is a communication push to talk switch.
  5. When the autopilot is engaged the side stick is locked in a neutral position. This can be heard and felt by a click but can also be overridden with sufficient pressure if necessary.

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