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OmniAtlas
05-10-2015, 01:21 PM
Had a chance to visit a real A330 cockpit today (Thank you Captain O, and FO Z) on one of AirAsia X newest aircraft - the pictures do not do it justice.

http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=10207&stc=1 http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=10208&stc=1


In terms of joystick resistance, my Logitech has got it totally wrong! Back to the drawing board. P

For the experts out there - is there any considerable differences between the A330 and A320 sidestick?

Regards,

Ben

Vonduck
05-10-2015, 01:33 PM
Hi Ben!

Green with envy when i saw this! I too use a Logitech... when you say "wrong" what exactly do you mean? Tension? Resistance?

Cheers

ToTom
05-10-2015, 02:31 PM
Everything about sidestick. Page 27 and next.
http://www.nethermans.nl/SideStick/Report.PDF

OmniAtlas
05-10-2015, 08:51 PM
Thank you for the document ToTom, very informative. I didn't know there are different force requirements on the sidestick.

Vonduck - are you using the Logitech attack 3? To summarise the springs are too loose and do not represent the sidestick correctly.

On the real Airbus there is resistance and a damping force so the sidestick does not recoil back immediately. Perhaps the gurus on the board can explain it better.

iwik
05-10-2015, 09:38 PM
Guys,
Here is what a guy went to with his sidestick.
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=4935.msg36292;topicseen#new


Scroll down about halfway.

Les

Vonduck
05-10-2015, 10:53 PM
Man! Thats a neat set up he has there... i couldn't even consider going to that length with a side stick... i am waiting on updates to the side stick made by Vier Im Pott and have been in touch with Christian as to the development of their side stick on a commercial base... they had thought of the Logitech stick but as mentioned here, the feel is not realistic so they are going to use another stick with a more realistic feel...

Hopefully soon it will be ready!

OmniAtlas
05-10-2015, 11:07 PM
Man! Thats a neat set up he has there... i couldn't even consider going to that length with a side stick... i am waiting on updates to the side stick made by Vier Im Pott and have been in touch with Christian as to the development of their side stick on a commercial base... they had thought of the Logitech stick but as mentioned here, the feel is not realistic so they are going to use another stick with a more realistic feel...

Hopefully soon it will be ready!

Vonduct -- consider the sidestick in by simujabs -- http://www.simujabs.com/ ; I have seen development photos and they look fantastic. Looking forward to the final design piece.

OmniAtlas
05-12-2015, 05:45 AM
Short video of the visit -


http://youtu.be/-J7Q5l1rt8k