Integrated Rudder and Brake Pedal Unit, General Requirements for Fly-By Wire Transport and Business Aircraft
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides general requirements for a generic, integrated rudder and brake pedal unit, incorporating a passive force-feel system that could be used for fixed-wing fly-by wire transport and business aircraft.
This ARP addresses the following:
The functions to be implemented
The mechanical interconnection between captain and F/O station
The geometric and mechanical characteristics
The mechanical, electrical, and electronic interfaces
There is a need for a document that provides general requirements for an integrated rudder and brake pedal unit based on a passive force-feel system that could be used interconnected with a similar unit for the adjacent pilot. This is because, increasingly, commercial fixed-wing transport and business aircraft are using fly-by wire flight control systems and the OEMs wish to control them with integrated rudder and brake pedal inceptor units, rather than the mechanism and sub-assemblies previously used.
This document satisfies this need.