Various stick control systems have been tested and refined over the last 6-9 months resulting in what Yuriy Yakovlyev (Aeroprakt CEO and chief designer) says is probably ‘the most comfortable control configuration I have ever flown’.
As you can see from the picture, the Y-stick is centrally placed to make entry and rapid exit as easy as ever for the pilot and passenger – no need to contort yourself over a seat-front control stick. The throttles have been moved from the A22 positions beside the seats, familiar to so many Foxbat owners, to the bottom outboard end of the instrument panel. The throttles are now push-pull and have large, easy to grip handles. The Y-stick itself also has sleek new covers and handles, in keeping with the image of the A32.
A32 aircraft with Y-sticks are available for manufacture from September 2016. The cost is the same as for the (standard) twin control yokes.