Questions tagged [control-surface]

Use in reference to movable airfoils on an aircraft that can be moved to change the aircraft's orientation. e.g. ailerons, elevators, and rudders

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Can a push-prop model plane use control surfaces forward of the propeller, but which do not extend beyond the perimeter of the propeller's swept area?

While reading about various drone airframe configurations, in particular the trade-offs between various wing designs, I thought of a propulsion and control pairing which I have yet to find in the ...
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How to determine the correct specification of servo for a control surface

Servos come in a large range of sizes, torque values, etc. and the servo to use depends on a number of factors such as control surface size, aircraft speed and desired manoeuvrability. While there is ...
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