Biodynamic resistant control stick

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PATENT NO 4477043
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06449922

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An improvement to an aircraft control stick is disclosed. Movement of an aircraft may generate a force which undesirably causes the aircraft pilot to deflect the aircraft's control stick, which thereby results in the aircraft deviating from the desired flight path. The present invention includes a processor-based system which employs an algorithm that generates a signal for causing the control stick to resist such forces. The invention includes a spring and damper connected to the control stick so that the spring constant and damping ratio may be varied.

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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air ForceWASHINGTON, DC710

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Repperger, Daniel W Vandalia, OH 21 589

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