The Side Stick controls pitch and roll manually. Both side sticks lock to neutral when autopilot is engaged. Applying a force above a given threshold disengages the autopilot and frees the stick for manual control. When only one side stick is operated, that demand is sent to the computers.
The handgrip has two switches:
- Autopilot disconnect and takeover push button (Priority button)
- Push to talk switch (Transmit)