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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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The enhancement in axial deformation and its control of above specimens was 12.2%, 56.66% and 89.05% more than that of control column, respectively.
- Axial capacity of Column confined with 2 mm steel strips was approximately 78% more as compared to control column and column confined with 1.2 mm steel strips showed only 15.8 % greater capacity relative to CSB1 as shown in Fig.22.
The control columns were kept at a constant water content of 0.12 [cm.sup.3]/[cm.sup.3] (referred as the CWC treatment hereafter).
In the case of installing the control column actuated brake, the contractor doing the actual installation hired local personnel, which created jobs in that location.
The captain encouraged the flight attendants to put their hands on the control column as he banked the aircraft after switching to manual control and the two flight attendants each sat in the copilot's seat for several minutes.
The spacious elevatable cabin is equipped with dual controls and a centre swivelling seat and control column console, which enables the driver to comfortably face in either direction of travel.
Defense Agency officials said they found that the cannon kept making erroneous functions when they tilted the control column of the fighter in question without touching the trigger.
Critical operator data is displayed on the Vehicle Navigation Assistant integrated into the control column. Proactive maintenance messages automatically identify the need for maintenance and scheduled service.
Two columns were packed with inoculated bark and the third was a control column packed with uninoculated bark.
When the pilot pulls the plane's control column to ascend, for instance, the front of the simulator tilts up.
Pilots control a conventional airliner's flight path by means of a "control column." This is connected to a series of pulleys and cables, leading to hydraulic actuators, which move the flight surfaces.
Previous iterations of 737s would have switched off key automatic control features when the pilot first pulled back the control column, a standard manual override feature in generations of airplanes.