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Can't find free image
I tried a google image search of faa.gov and af.mil for good images of a yoke and couldn't find nothin' that would qualify. Odd. knoodelhed 12:28, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
- None of those are in the public domain čĥàñľōŕď 23:22, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Is it really also called a stearing wheel?
What does this article need?
What does this article need, to bring it up to scratch and out of stub class status?
From my point of view, there is not a lot more that can be added, without duplicating info already in articles like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_flight_control_systems. Any suggestions as to what more we can do to improve this article? Whippen (talk) 11:38, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
- From my point of view (I design flight control systems for a living), this article needs substantial overhaul. At the very least it should avoid inventing new terminology, e.g. no one in the industry actually refers to "U-shaped" or "W-shaped" or "M-shaped" control yokes. It should probably also acknowledge that some in the industry use "yoke" NOT as a synonym for "control wheel," but to refer to two-handed variants of low-hinged inceptors that would otherwise be referred to as "sticks" (e.g. Spitfire is probably the most well-known example). Jelliott4 (talk) 20:22, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
As far as I know, nobody in aviation uses the term "joystick", it's always "side-stick" (Airbus) or plain "stick" (or "centre-stick"). I'm going to correct the article accordingly, but I'd welcome any comments or corrections. Ptrt (talk) 19:24, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
As far as I know, I only use the term "joystick", as do all of the pilots I know who fly light aircraft. "Yoke" is reserved for those aircraft like the Cessna 150/152 that have what, to non-pilots, looks like a steering wheel. Emeraude (talk) 15:26, 26 February 2012 (UTC)