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That appears to be a button, not a trackball. From pg. 17 in a presentation, Active Stick & Throttle for F-35 - Joseph Krumenacker - NAVAIR Flight Controls / JSF Vehicle Systems - 16 October 2008, found here: It is used to engage/disengage stick sensitivity in hover. Inadvertent movement of the stick would disengage the altitude hold. Engaging that S-5 ...


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They move, pretty much like an F-16 stick. From this MIT lecture "F-22 Flight Controls", Lt Col Randy Gordon, F-22 test pilot (from the transcript): It's a side stick. Initially it didn't move. Eventually they decided, I'll put in some deflection. So I can go a half inch left, a half inch right, about a quarter inch forward, I go about a half inch ...


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