fixed tab

fixed tab

fixed tab
A small-hinged surface forming a part of the trailing edge of an airplane's primary control surface but which can be adjusted on the ground only. Normally, fixed tabs are parts of ailerons and rudders only.
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Basic airplanes, like the Cessna 172, have a fixed tab while faster and heavier ones usually have one adjustable from the cockpit.
Fixed tabs also are used in other locations on an airframe, notably the ailerons.