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elevons
Aircraft control surfaces combining the effect of ailerons and elevators. Normally, these are used on delta and swept-back wing platforms and are located near the wing tips. The fore-and-aft movement of the control column causes the elevons to operate together, which in turn rotates the aircraft about its lateral, or pitch, axis. If the control column is moved sideways, the elevons move differentially (i.e., one elevon goes up while the other goes down), causing the aircraft to rotate about its longitudinal, or roll, axis.
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The same as Bidule [6], twin elevons were utilized to provide roll-attitude and pitch-attitude control, while rotation speeds and collective pitches of such twin propellers were utilized to provide altitude and yaw-attitude control, respectively.
(13.) "Nous nous elevons contre toute tentative d'interpretation d'un texte poetique a des fins judiciaires et reclamons la cessation immediate des poursuites," Misere, 5.
Also, the team dispensed with the deployable drag-generating devices used to slow planes on approach, opting instead for a combination of elevons and thrust vectoring.
For some bomber pilots, that was their first introduction to the unique and very different behavior of an airplane with "elevons" instead of ailerons and elevators.
The report into the May incident said part of one of the elevons - moving parts of the wing used to control pitch and roll - had separated.
The report into the May incident said part of one of the Concorde's elevons - a moving part of the wing used to control pitch and roll - had separated from the wing.
The vibrations were apparently due to the Concorde losing up to 70% of the lower part of it rudder when the aircraft's elevons separated from the wing according to Reuters.
Comme nous nous elevons contre l'attitude du ministre du Commerce, Amara Benyounes, qui a assiste a ce congres illegal [beaucoup plus grand que], soutient-il.
The bomber relies on four Rolls-Royce Olympus engines and has control surfaces known as elevons, which make it nimble and controllable.
Nous elevons une ribambelle d'enfants a qui nous esperons voir grandir dans de meilleures conditions".
The inboard two are redundant elevons and the outboard is a split-flap "ruddervon" for yaw, pitch, and roll control.