|Object Name:||Pilot's Stick Sensor Assembly|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||1984|
|Location:||Rack RAA04 [Main Store]|
GEC Avionics Limited
Pilots Stick Sensor Assy
Modification Record 1, 2, 3, 4
The UK Experimental Aircraft Programme EAP aircraft had a central pilot stick. Marconi Avionics, in common with other suppliers, made equipment for the EAP at their own cost in anticipation of orders for the Typhoon. Around 6 to 8 sets of equipment were made and all were put through the full evaluation/qualification tests.
The Stick has a small switch panel but the Stick-top was not supplied by the Company. The Stick is listed on EAP as the Multiplex Sensor Unit but in the Company Drawing Files as Pilots Stick Sensor Assembly for the P110 (an early design for EFA).
This concept was taken further into the Typhoon with the Stick Sensor and Interface Control Assembly (SSICA).