Liddle, Stephen. Red Bull Technology Ltd., Tilbrook, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
- Operating principles
- Flight maneuvers
- Spoiler ailerons
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The hinged rear portion of an aircraft wing, moved differentially on each side of the aircraft to obtain lateral or roll control moments. The angular settings of the ailerons are controlled by the human or automatic pilot through the flight control system. Typical flap (in the trailing-edge position) and spoiler-type (in the mid-chord position) ailerons are shown in the illustration. See also: Flight controls
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