control stick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n control stick a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
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Usage

In literature:

But Mr. Creed's accounts stick still through the perverse ignorance of Sir G. Carteret, which I cannot safely control as I would.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1663" by Samuel Pepys
What he knew about astrogation and control, you could stick on the head of a pin.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
These ailerons, wing sections, really, are controlled by a device known as the joy-stick in the cockpit.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
And, of course, it had been the pressure differential that had caused the controls to stick.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He flung a last salvo from his hot machine-guns, then, heart numbing, jerked back the control-stick and careened high.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
He glanced at the visi-screen again, checked over the main controls and tightened his hand on the stick.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
Then, his petty strategy exhausted, and his paltry measure of self-control with it, Matey started to chase Finn with a stick.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
It suddenly seemed to take every ounce of his strength to move the control stick, and to kick on rudder.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
He went toward it, saw lights over the dash and ran to the main control stick.
"One-Way Ticket to Nowhere" by Leroy Yerxa
But this isn't like a regular airplane; the stick is cyclic, controls the angle of your blades.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Directly a horse by sticking out his nose can shift this pressure to his lips and teeth, it affords no more control than a halter.
"Riding Recollections, 5th ed." by G. J. Whyte-Melville
I believe that the movement of the joss sticks in my case is controlled by the spirit of my dead father.
"The Bradys After a Chinese Princess" by Francis Worcester Doughty
Once he had a sudden inspiration to pull back his control-stick.
"'Green Balls'" by Paul Bewsher
Owing to pain, exhaustion, and fatigue I had no control over my pony, and could hardly stick on to the saddle.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
He pulled the throttle control back, cutting the speed of the ship and shoving on the rudder as he hauled at the stick.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr
Reluctantly, he resumed control of the stick, put the plane into a glide and made for the airport.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
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In news:

This unusual push stick provides fingertip control without risking your fingertips.
She says, eating food you enjoy is the key to sticking to a weight control food plan forever - to lose the weight AND to keep it off.
I stick myself with a needle almost every day to check my blood sugar and keep my diabetes under control.
Soundfly AUX MP3 Player Car Fm Transmitter for SD Card, USB Stick, Mp3 Players (iPod, Zune, Sansa ) with Remote Control.
From the Department of Plastic Crap, we bring you the Tactile+Plus, a pleonastically-named set of widgets that stick on to your smartphone's screen and mimic the feel of a real game control-pad.
From the Department of Plastic Crap, we bring you the Tactile+Plus, a pleonastically-named set of widgets that stick onto your smartphone's screen and mimic the feel of a real game control-pad.
Rent control is sticking point in Parkmerced debate.
Someone gave us sticks of a chalklike substance to control the waves of ants we experience during the rainy season here in the East Bay.
Ian Kobe Banks stretches his short arms out, holding a Wii remote controller stick on each tiny hand.
Is it time for a national conversation on gun control, or should we just let the young people stick to sexting.
PBS anchor Jim Lehrer lost control of Wednesday night's debate almost immediately, with neither candidate heeding his efforts to stick with the format.
Inline Sieve is a new self-cleaning, 508-micron stainless steel screen that is attached to a pick-up stick and enables users to condition and control particle size in reclaiming powder.
In addition to the new controller, they also have the Wii U Pro controller, which has a more classic setup of controller sticks, buttons, and triggers.
Covey argued that success today requires skilled workers who should be " unleashed toward goals that inspire them," not controlled by the "carrot and stick" as in previous eras.
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In science:

The goal of this control is to see whether the presence of unbound protein somehow induces unwanted sticking events.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
In Griffin and Steel (2006) the ordering in which the sticks are combined into the prior probabilities are themselves subject to a random process, resulting in some level of control of these dependencies.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
The importance given to free-volume provides a direct test of the theory since some appropriate control of the free-volume kinetics could, in principle, prevent stick-slip motion.
Rearrangements and Dilatancy for Sheared Dense Materials
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