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Hand Controls For Pilots

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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To provide a hand control system that allows individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities to pilot an airplane. A conventional control stick was modified by giving it two handles. The right handle is fixed and moves the entire stick to control pitch and bank as it would in a typical airplane. The left handle can be pushed forward and back to control the rudder. Additionally, there is a button to control the throttle since using the modified control stick requires keeping both hands on the stick during take off and landing. TITLE: New Hand Controls Allow the Disabled to Fly. AUTHOR: Jason Paur. JOURNAL: Wired. REF: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/08/hand-control-airplanes. PAGES: 1 with cover.

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