Definition of Control stick
1. Noun. A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane.
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Literary usage of Control stick
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Airplanes and Safety by Travelers Insurance Companies, Travelers indemnity company Hartford (1921)
"A lever, called a control-stick or “joy-stick,” is commonly used for controlling ... In some cases, however, a wheel is employed instead of a control-stick. ..."
2. Organization of Aeronautic Contests and Contest Rules: Including Statutes by Aero Club of America, International Aeronautic Federation Statutes and General Regulations (1922)
"(See control stick.) Pitching is controlled by fore-and-aft movement of the column; ... control stick—The vertical lever by means of which certain of the ..."
3. Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973 by William R. Fails (1995)
"... to keep the control stick and collective in any given position. In a CH-19, if the pilot took his hands off, the stick simply fell over to the side, ..."
4. The Airplane: A Practical Discussion of the Principles of Airplane Flight by Frederick Bedell (1921)
"The operation of ailerons is shown in Fig. 91. When the control stick is pushed to left or right, the corresponding side ..."
5. Basic Helicopter Handbook by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The attitude of the helicopter is controlled by the movement of the cyclic control stick ; altitude is primarily maintained by use of the collective pitch. ..."
6. Practical Aviation: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1919)
"Flying level at full speed the pilot suddenly pushes the control stick to one side as tas it will ..."