Accession Number:

AD0839351

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF THREE IMPROVED PRIMARY FLIGHT CONTROLLER DESIGNS.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 May 67-1 May 68,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Two operative prototype controllers were developed for in-flight simulator evaluation of three prototype flight controller designs. Flight test requirements for the controllers required right-hand seat or co-pilot installation. A survey is undertaken both of the literature and sidearm controller practice. Salient features of these controllers are summarized. Development and fabrication for test of three designs is described namely 1 A Circumferential Controller, 2 A Vernier Grip, and 3 A Dual Sidearm Controller. Mode switching that would require frequent or rapid access by the co-pilot is made integral to the controller grips. The operating functions of a flight modes panel for the next generation of large jet aircraft is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE