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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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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.
Controls consisted of bark from the control column spiked with 25 mL of monoterpene standard solution and 300 mL of methylene chloride spiked with 25 mL of monoterpene standard solution.
On Wednesday, slogging through the murky water and mud of the Everglades, searchers found the log book of one of the pilots, part of the windshield and part of the control column, Francis said.
The pitch feel system provides regulation of the feel forces at the pilot's pitch control column, resulting in a near constant feel force per "G" in all flight conditions.
Thorfinn Stout, 21, uploaded a video on Facebook of himself in the front seat of a light aircraft with one hand on the control column and the other holding what appears to be a pint of lager.
However, as I quickly discovered, the simulator's aircraft control column is ultra-sensitive, just as it is on a real plane, and when you realise you're out of position there's a tendency to over correct that makes matters worse.
Much of the original aircraft remains, even down to the bullet proof windscreen panel and control column.
In addition, two control column models without reinforcement (S1a and S1b) were examined to determine their actual load-carrying capacity and to describe the damage mechanism (Fig 2).
Critical elements to achieve this are the civil engineering works (ie trenching, ducting, kerbing, fencing, street lighting & traffic control columns and surfacing works), if necessary the installation and testing/commissioning of the street lighting and traffic control signalling may be completed after the school holidays.
Other important items which were being made were control columns for Wellington bombers and most important was the addition to the Spitfire fire-power - namely cannon mountings - and in this respect, we at Alvis Ltd were pleased to help in the increasing effectiveness of this famous fighter plane when equipped with the cannons in the wings.
Three of the columns were left bare as control columns for comparison.