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    Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    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.




    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?

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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    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

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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    Everything about sidestick. Page 27 and next.
    http://www.nethermans.nl/SideStick/Report.PDF

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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    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.
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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    Guys,
    Here is what a guy went to with his sidestick.
    http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/commu...;topicseen#new


    Scroll down about halfway.

    Les

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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    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!

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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vonduck View Post
    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.
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    Re: Played around with a real Airbus sidestick today!

    Short video of the visit -

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