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joystick

1 a vertical stick or lever that can be manipulated in various directions to control a cursor or other movements on a computer screen. It is used mainly in playing computer games.
2 a vertical stick or lever that can be manipulated in various directions to drive an electric wheelchair.

joystick

A pivoting electronic input device, used in assistive technology to register side-to-side, forward and backward, and diagonal movements, so that these can be processed. The stick may also include preprogrammed buttons that, when depressed, activate specific electronic commands or mechanical outputs.
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Table 4 summarizes the maximum load carrying capacity and percentage increase in it of all CFRP strengthened columns compared with the control column.
Bark from the control column contained only ([micro]g/g) 1.
The use of additional transverse reinforcement by means of CFRP band wraps prevents rapid debonding of a strip and increases load-carrying capacity by 37 % and 49 % for the elements S5b and S6b respectively, in comparison with control columns (Table 2).
The aircraft began to gently pitch up and the crew, in an effort to prevent this pitch up, pushed the control column forward.
The agency said that when the control column was moved in a certain direction with the main power switch for the attack system on, electricity passed through the projection circuit of the fighter's high-speed 20-millimeter cannon.
The incident occurred as the aircraft was descending though 6,000 feet on approach to the Paris airport and the flight crew said that the aircraft did not respond as expected to control column inputs and that the horizontal stabiliser trim was used for pitch control.
Settling himself into the cane seat of B6313, Barker checked his rudder pedals and control column for full movement, and confirmed that his Verey pistol, 32 calibre automatic and cockpit fire extinguisher were secure.
Its cockpit has a simple switch which commands the number 4 and 5 outer wing spoilers to offset slightly while the control column is in a neutral position, creating the drag required to increase the rate of descent.
NEVER use the phrases circling, port-holes, hostess, air pocket, walls or joystick, when the real terms are holding, windows, stewardess, turbulence, bulkheads and control column.
Today the Discovery Museum regards the revolutionary control column as one of its most precious exhibits.
The only way a glider can enter a steep dive is when the pilot would have purposefully held the control column forward.
The investigators said problems in the electrical system of the fighter's control column apparently caused the firing.