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  • noun Plural form of aileron.


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  • Instead of wing-warping, which puts a strain on the supporting surfaces and is liable to distort them, the French (to whom Blériot is believed to have shown the way) introduced ailerons, that is, small subsidiary hinged planes attached to the extremities of the wings.

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  • We have located control surfaces, such as ailerons, the elevator, and the rudder.

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  • Right now we have aircraft control surfaces that allow discrete morphing such as ailerons and flaps.

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  • Hand pressure on the side stick controller sends electrical signals to actuators of flight control surfaces such as ailerons and rudder. avionics) would constantly be updated, so the aircraft has a

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  • Unlike traditional flight control systems that connect external surfaces like ailerons, rudders and elevators directly to the yokes and rudder pedals in the cockpit, fly-by-wire systems send electrical signals to various controls, instead of a direct mechanical connection.

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  • The strutted wing and ailerons are skinned with aluminium sheets.

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  • But during the approach to return and land at Singapore ' s international airport, some of the plane ' s ailerons apparently weren ' t working properly, pilots familiar with the incident said.

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  • For more than an hour he muscled the plane along, using ailerons to stay level and land in Berlin.

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  • Big Boeing had used Kevlar skins with honeycomb inside the flaps and ailerons of its Boeing 757 commercial airliners, which went into service in 1983.

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  • Moog is another aerospace supplier, specializing in electromechanical systems that position moving parts such as flaps, ailerons, elevators on aircraft or missiles as well as gun sights on armored vehicles, ships, planes and provide the real-world experience in flight simulators.

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