Active Control Products
A Global Leader of Active Control Technology
Active Control Product Family
Stirling Dynamics' wide range of active simulator products including side sticks, throttles, and pedals
For over three decades, Stirling Dynamics has pioneered active control technology and is proud to hold many industry and technology firsts, which includes supplying the controls for the first ever, fully active fly-by-wire helicopter flight. Today, we supply the active stick and throttles for the new F-35 pilot training simulators and continue to break new ground in cockpit control technology.
What Our Active Controls?
Active controls replace the traditional springs and dampers of a passive control system with motors and gearboxes, which are then commanded by real-time software to provide bespoke feel characteristics as selected by the user. These feel characteristics can be programmed to change dynamically during a simulation or test flight in response to any chosen stimulus.Download flyer
Active Controls in Action
Stirling Dynamics' simulator active controls are feature-rich and “like-for-like” in terms of realism and fidelity. We are unmatched in both experience and skill in the development and production of active control simulation cockpit sets that are totally immersive and highly effective in training pilots to take control of real aircraft.Watch Now
Our Products Work Even Better Together
Build Your Optimum Solution
With versatility in mind, all of our active controls are commanded by a dedicated electronics Common Control Unit (CCU), which provides an ethernet interface allowing minimal integration effort. From a single fixed wing cockpit to dual rotary cockpit configurations, multiple CCU’s can be used in collaboration to provide designers with total flexibility.
Do You Need a Bespoke Unit?
Extensive experience developing unique controls for the simulation and training industry
We are frequently approached by customers to create replica cockpit controls for new concepts or newly designed aircraft. These replicas are often required to match the flightworthy units in every way and our existing simulator product range - which is fully active, compact, and linkable, without mechanical linkages - is the perfect starting point for developing a bespoke cockpit set.Contact us
Do you have a specific product in mind?
From our off-the-shelf units to bespoke products, let’s discuss your requirements.
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