Side Stick Controller
The F-16 force transducer is unusual because it hardly moves but a few millimeters. That makes it difficult to train pilots on regular joysticks that have movement!
Aerotronics’ Side Stick
Controller (SSC) is designed to have the same
form, fit, and function as the flight controller
used in the F-16 fighter. Designed to accept the
Aerotronic's grip or an F-16 production
grip, the Aerotronics SSC is ergonomically identical
to the F-16 for the ultimate simulation and training
The Aerotronics SSC standard configuration
has a pre-programmed linear response for the pitch
and roll axis that spans a DC output range of
+0.5 Volts to +4.5 Volts. The center no-load voltage
is 2.5 volts. Forces applied to the grip will
translate directly to a linear voltage. The pitch
axis has two different load range sensitivities,
forward sensitivity being greater than aft sensitivity.
The roll axis sensitivity is equal for left and
right. However, at customer request, it can be
factory programmed to different force values.