I was wondering if any general aviation manufacturers currently produce center stick control aircraft. (Not including LSA, Sailplanes, Helicopters). I'm asking about four+ place aircraft other than the diamond da40.

  • $\begingroup$ I know first-hand that the Falke SF25 Motorglider -- a single-engined light aircraft with an optimal glide ratio of ~25:1 -- contains a single, centre-stick. Also, only P1 gets a "six pack" of instruments, P2 looks at the radios! $\endgroup$
    – Landak
    May 7, 2015 at 23:23
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    $\begingroup$ This question, by definition, is off-topic as too broad. It is asking for a list of aircraft. At the time I am writing this comment, there are two answers and both are correct. Both list at least one aircraft "still in production" which uses a center stick control. Which answer should be marked/mark-able as 'correct'? VtC as too broad, unless you can edit it to be specifically and completely answerable in a single answer. $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    May 8, 2015 at 3:14
  • $\begingroup$ When I edited the title I was thinking of looking at the types of planes that use center stick and why, but that is pretty close to this question. $\endgroup$
    – fooot
    May 8, 2015 at 14:44
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    $\begingroup$ Asking for companies that make these aircraft isn't much better, and CGCampbell's comment still applies. $\endgroup$
    – fooot
    May 8, 2015 at 19:53

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Some of the lancair airplanes have it but those are kit built so Im not sure if you can count them as true production planes.

  • Vans aircraft
  • Most Variants of the Piper Cub like planes that are still made
  • Extra Aircraft
  • Pipistril Aircraft
  • Czech Sport (formally Piper Sport)

Its worth noting that Cessna did recently have a run trying to make the "Sky Catcher" which was quickly discontinued but center stick none the less.

A lot of light sport airplane and aerobatic planes tend to have center sticks.

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    $\begingroup$ Skycatcher wasnt actually a stick, more a single-bar yoke. Good list otherwise! $\endgroup$
    – egid
    May 8, 2015 at 5:19
  • $\begingroup$ @egid, I did notice that but I have never flown one so I was not sure exactly how it worked although it does look like a stick ;) $\endgroup$
    – Dave
    May 8, 2015 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ Good pic of the SkyCatcher bar: jseagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/162.jpg $\endgroup$
    – abelenky
    May 8, 2015 at 21:47

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