Yoke Steering Wheel in S, X Cybertruck. NHTSA says, ‘What you talking ‘bout, Elon?!”

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Not quite.

The cyclic is the stick which controls pitch and roll, and the collective is the "go up" lever. Also, the pedals control yaw. Or at least these controls control these axes as much as you can control one axis independently on flying gyroscope and giant ceiling fan with variable pitch blades -- I hear you have to use all of the controls together to maintain control of a helicopter.

I'm only qualified to fly GA aircraft and gliders, though, and I'm not a helicopter pilot -- so listen to this professional heli flight instructor instead of me:
yea.....cyclic control pitch on rotors......collective is for power.....more power equals more air flow over rotors creating the lift.....up and down movements are controlled by the stick (cyclic).....I do believe this is correct





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Yoke removes the part of the steering wheel we should no longer be using.
Keeps our hands at ten and two, or three and nine, away from the airbag. Where we can most control the vehicle from.
It clears room for our vision forward.
And it gives us tactile feedback of the wheels' position.

-Crissa
Ever try backing up a trailer without putting your left hand on top of the steering wheel? This is a truck. It needs to be able to do truck work. If a yoke is the only option, this will require some other system for backing a trailer.
 

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Ever try backing up a trailer without...
That's just a technique. One that doesn't work if you're backing using mirrors or cameras anyhow. And will be unnecessary with driver aids.

Also, I'm dyslexic (I invert things randomly) so no, it doesn't help me.

-Crissa
 

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That's just a technique. One that doesn't work if you're backing using mirrors or cameras anyhow. And will be unnecessary with driver aids.

Also, I'm dyslexic (I invert things randomly) so no, it doesn't help me.

-Crissa
Backing up with your head turned and your hand on top of the wheel is the correct technique.
 

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Backing up with your head turned and your hand on top of the wheel is the correct technique.
That is one technique. It is not the correct technique for many situations. I default to using my mirrors as it works in almost all scenarios. If the truck has something blocking your rear view like a topper, camper, large item in the bed, or a vehicle that's not a truck like a van, large military type vehicle etc. the turning your head method doesn't work.

I was also told by my father and grandfather that when you get older it's not as easy to twist your body.
 

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Adding features to a vehicle not yet in production while removing features in production models 🤔. Just build the thing already.
 

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Backing up with your head turned and your hand on top of the wheel is the correct technique.
I am sure we will see aftermarket ad ons to make the yoke round and I would imagine that with all the negative feedback, Tesla will make a round option soon
 

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I was also told by my father and grandfather that when you get older it's not as easy to twist your body.
They weren't pulling your leg.

For me its hands on the bottom of the wheel, eyes shifting between the backup display and the mirrors. Move the bottom of the wheel in the direction you want the back end of the trailer to go.
 

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That's just a technique. One that doesn't work if you're backing using mirrors or cameras anyhow. And will be unnecessary with driver aids.

Also, I'm dyslexic (I invert things randomly) so no, it doesn't help me.

-Crissa
I keep a hand at the bottom of the wheel. That way, I know the trailer will back to the left or right according to the direction my hand moves. Wouldn't work so well with a yoke.

Are there really regulations about steering wheels? Doubt if they require that they be round. One popular car from the past had a wheel flat on the bottom, to provide more lap space.
 

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I keep a hand at the bottom of the wheel. That way, I know the trailer will back to the left or right according to the direction my hand moves. Wouldn't work so well with a yoke.

Are there really regulations about steering wheels? Doubt if they require that they be round. One popular car from the past had a wheel flat on the bottom, to provide more lap space.
Lots of cars have the flat bottom wheel. Suddenly I have a Queen song playing in my head.

My Golf R has a flat bottomed steering wheel, it's a sports car thing, well really it's a race car thing that translated somewhat unnecessarily to sporty road cars because it looks kinda cool. Does make it theoretically a bit easier to slide into the seat but then I could just be less tubby instead.
 

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Backing up with your head turned and your hand on top of the wheel is the correct technique.
That is "a" technique for unrestricted rearview mirror views. But not the only one.

That is not the technique for box trucks and commercial semis, pickups with caps, delivery vans, tall trailer pulling, etc.... Lots of vehicles driving around have no view out the back. Side mirrors usage is also the way to reverse safely. And backup cameras if equipped are a help, but don't count on them in those situations.

Techniques for backups are dependent on vehicle and usage.

As stated above, the CT rearview will be restricted by the vault some or most of the time, so the "correct" technique for reversing is fluid.
 

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Lots of cars have the flat bottom wheel. Suddenly I have a Queen song playing in my head.

My Golf R has a flat bottomed steering wheel, it's a sports car thing, well really it's a race car thing that translated somewhat unnecessarily to sporty road cars because it looks kinda cool. Does make it theoretically a bit easier to slide into the seat but then I could just be less tubby instead.
Exactly. So I don't see how there could be a rule that it has to be round.

I've wondered why bus steering-wheels are double-size and almost horizontal. Maybe it's now just a convention that started before there was power steering.
 

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