14 CFR 23.779 - Motion and effect of cockpit controls.

§ 23.779 Motion and effect of cockpit controls.

Cockpit controls must be designed so that they operate in accordance with the following movement and actuation:

(a) Aerodynamic controls:

Motion and effect
(1) Primary controls:
Aileron Right (clockwise) for right wing down.
Elevator Rearward for nose up.
Rudder Right pedal forward for nose right.
(2) Secondary controls:
Flaps (or auxiliary lift devices) Forward or up for flaps up or auxiliary device stowed; rearward or down for flaps down or auxiliary device deployed.
Trim tabs (or equivalent) Switch motion or mechanical rotation of control to produce similar rotation of the airplane about an axis parallel to the axis control. Axis of roll trim control may be displaced to accommodate comfortable actuation by the pilot. For single-engine airplanes, direction of pilot's hand movement must be in the same sense as airplane response for rudder trim if only a portion of a rotational element is accessible.

(b) Powerplant and auxiliary controls:

Motion and effect
(1) Powerplant controls:
Power (thrust) lever Forward to increase forward thrust and rearward to increase rearward thrust.
Propellers Forward to increase rpm.
Mixture Forward or upward for rich.
Fuel Forward for open.
Carburetor, air heat or alternate air Forward or upward for cold.
Supercharger Forward or upward for low blower.
Turbosuper-chargers Forward, upward, or clockwise to increase pressure.
Rotary controls Clockwise from off to full on.
(2) Auxiliary controls:
Fuel tank selector Right for right tanks, left for left tanks.
Landing gear Down to extend.
Speed brakes Aft to extend.
[Amdt. 23-33, 51 FR 26656, July 24, 1986, as amended by Amdt. 23-51, 61 FR 5136, Feb. 9, 1996]

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Title 14 published on 09-May-2018 03:57

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  • 2018-05-11; vol. 83 # 92 - Friday, May 11, 2018
    1. 83 FR 21850 - Accepted Means of Compliance; Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Airplanes
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      Comments must be received on or before July 10, 2018.
      14 CFR Part 23


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