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flaperon

[′flap·ə‚rän]
(aerospace engineering)
A control surface used both as a flap and as an aileron.

flaperon

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Controls used on swept-wing aircraft that serve as both wing flaps and ailerons. They are lowered together to serve as flaps and move differentially to act as ailerons.
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The flaperon was the first piece of wreckage to be recovered from (http://www.
Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said tests in France had made this link with a recentlydiscovered flaperon from an airplane wing.
Aviation experts who have seen widely circulated pictures of the debris said it may be a moving wing surface known as a flaperon, situated close to the fuselage.
The flaperon is an aerodynamic surface that increases the wing's lift during takeoff and landing - like a traditional flap - and also is used as an aileron for roll control.
Boeing has contracted India's Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to manufacture the flaperons that will be used on its 777 series of aircraft ordered by the country's airlines.
The WTE activity, which encompasses wing flaps, flaperons, ailerons and airbrakes, is taking place at GKN Aerospace s Filton, UK operation whilst the LPT case is manufactured at the company s facility in Kongsberg, Norway.
Preflight is a combination of glider and two-place trainer--the only unorthodox parts include inspection of the flaperons to assure the various segments deploy appropriately at all flap settings and left/right stick positions and to install the nearly three-root-long pitot tube.
Instead of ailerons, the FK12 has four flaperons, all connected to the center sticks through control rods.
Rather, than conventional ailerons, the Virus has full-span flaperons with two positive settings (9 and 18 degrees) plus one negative setting at 5 degrees.
Unique to the design are full-span flaperons whose mechanical guts are outside the wing structure itself, making for a relatively simple build.