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Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby Wonko the Sane » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Looking at cockpit photos, there is a distinct LH RH configuration. (Left seat left hand control, right seat right hand control)
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On which side would one train?

Which side is seen as standard PIC seat?

What movement on the control? (in out, left right) or "loose" as a joystick


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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby WilliamBooysen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:25 pm

I’ve flown a SR20 and SR22 (it is what I did my PPL on and have only ever flown Cirrus’s as PIC, the only other flying I did was flying a caravan from the right seat with my dad so that is what I am comparing it to) and the control movement is in and out & left and right on the “side yoke” much the same as on a conventional yoke just on the side of the cockpit.

Standard PIC is on the left (also evident by the 3/4 glareshield on the left hand side of the cockpit). So needless to say I learned to fly it from the left with the instructor on the right.

I have done a touch and go from the right seat and didn’t find it more difficult than flying from the left seat except that you have to look to the other side of the cockpit to see the instruments.
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby final_approach » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:29 pm

Hi W,

You would train and fly from the left. I would call it a Side Yoke as you move it in, out, left and right, definitely not a side-stick. Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane.

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"In the case of Cirrus SR22, although the control looks like a side stick, It works like a yoke handle (referred to in the industry as a "side yoke")"
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby JSB » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:38 pm

[quote="final_approach"]Hi W,

You would train and fly from the left. I would call it a Side Yoke as you move it in, out, left and right, definitely not a side-stick. Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane.

"Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane."

Utter BS - ask any instructor at CDC if they have ever signed off on a conversion after just 3 circuits.
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby Multirotordronepilot » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:41 pm

JSB wrote:
final_approach wrote:Hi W,

You would train and fly from the left. I would call it a Side Yoke as you move it in, out, left and right, definitely not a side-stick. Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane.

"Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane."

Utter BS - ask any instructor at CDC if they have ever signed off on a conversion after just 3 circuits.



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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby happyskipper » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm

Quite frankly, having flown everything from yokes, side-sticks, central Y sticks and standard sticks, a la Cubs etc.. it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to get used to any control system..... either you have a "feel" for the required movements after a half an hour, or you should seriously stick to something less challenging. The same goes for flying from either seat.
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby SaraLima » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:06 pm

happyskipper wrote:Quite frankly, having flown everything from yokes, side-sticks, central Y sticks and standard sticks, a la Cubs etc.. it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to get used to any control system..... either you have a "feel" for the required movements after a half an hour, or you should seriously stick to something less challenging. The same goes for flying from either seat.

+ 1 - Bingo! :smt023 Happy.. you got that one dead to rights. :smt045

central Y sticks - Like in a Beaver? - Or the old Beechcraft "flip 'n fly" system?
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby happyskipper » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:10 pm

SaraLima wrote:
happyskipper wrote:Quite frankly, having flown everything from yokes, side-sticks, central Y sticks and standard sticks, a la Cubs etc.. it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to get used to any control system..... either you have a "feel" for the required movements after a half an hour, or you should seriously stick to something less challenging. The same goes for flying from either seat.

+ 1 - Bingo! :smt023 Happy.. you got that one dead to rights. :smt045

central Y sticks - Like in a Beaver? - Or the old Beechcraft "flip 'n fly" system?


No - central Y stick as in modern and very light Jabi - yes, I admit to having 5 or so hours on a little jabiru... :?
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby Backmarker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:17 pm

JSB wrote:
final_approach wrote:Hi W,

You would train and fly from the left. I would call it a Side Yoke as you move it in, out, left and right, definitely not a side-stick. Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane.

"Takes 3 circuits and then you are used too the plane."

Utter BS - ask any instructor at CDC if they have ever signed off on a conversion after just 3 circuits.


poster was referreing to getting used to the plane, not doing a convesion. eish
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby SaraLima » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:20 pm

happyskipper wrote:No - central Y stick as in modern and very light Jabi - yes, I admit to having 5 or so hours on a little jabiru... :?

Aaah.. Thanks. :smt023
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Re: Serious Cirrus SR22 Question

Unread postby final_approach » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:24 pm

JSB wrote:
final_approach wrote:Hi W,

Utter BS - ask any instructor at CDC if they have ever signed off on a conversion after just 3 circuits.


Well you are correct I doubt they will sign you out after 3 circuits but I was refering too the “feel” of the side yoke.



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