The Telescoping Control Stick (TCS) Grip is used to control the refueling boom on the Boeing KC-46 Tanker.
The C-17 Control Stick Grip, part of the fly-by-wire system, is the main pilot/aircraft interface for flight, avionic and defensive systems. Manufactured of precision cast aluminum, this grip is resistant to environmental conditions per MIL-STD-810. The stick grip provides a variety of single and multi-function switch assemblies for aircraft trim control, communications, display management and nosewheel steering. A mirror image of the stick for the copilot is also available.