Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2021-01-01Original Date: 2021-01-01Title: Section § 27.779 - Motion and effect of cockpit controls.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 27 - AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT. Subpart D - Design and Construction. - Personnel and Cargo Accommodations.
§ 27.779 Motion and effect of cockpit controls. Cockpit controls must be designed so that they operate in accordance with the following movements and actuation: (a) Flight controls, including the collective pitch control, must operate with a sense of motion which corresponds to the effect on the rotorcraft. (b) Twist-grip engine power controls must be designed so that, for lefthand operation, the motion of the pilot's hand is clockwise to increase power when the hand is viewed from the edge containing the index finger. Other engine power controls, excluding the collective control, must operate with a forward motion to increase power. (c) Normal landing gear controls must operate downward to extend the landing gear. [Amdt. 27-21, 49 FR 44434, Nov. 6, 1984]