Honeywell’s linear force and rotary torque sensors comprise integral load cells and signal conditioning electronics. They replace existing flight control linkages and control cable quadrants in elevator, aileron, and rudder flight control systems on business, regional, and commercial aircraft.
Force sensors measure the force that the pilot or co-pilot applies to the elevator, aileron, and rudder flight control systems. Both the autopilot and fight data recorders use sensor output. A mechanism in each sensor lets the device function as a control linkage in the unlikely event of sensor failure. This system eliminates the need to incorporate a secondary load path or increase component count aboard the aircraft to measure the pilot/co-pilot forces.
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Filed Under: Sensors (position + other)