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Right handed Stick  Aileron and Elevator 
Left handed Lever  Flap and Air Brake 
Foot Pedals  Rudder 


A conventional control system is used in the Archaeopteryx as in all common gliders. Ailerons and elevator are controlled by the pilot with a right handed stick, the rudder with pedals. The highly efficient fullspan flap and the airbrake are controlled by a lever located on the left handed side. The very harmonic and not tiring control behaviour is the result of a careful tuning optimization considering the effects and loadings of each rudder. All flight speeds and all the different positions of the flaps refer to a generally good controlability and manoeuvrability behaviour of the Archaeopteryx and gives a feeling of safe flying to the pilot.