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Steering wheel height of the aircraft- Aerodynamic control of the aircraft carrying out its rotation around the transverse axis.

The elevator is a deflectable airfoil located in a stream of air flowing around the aircraft. By deflection of the elevator there is an aerodynamic force that produces a torque about the center of gravity of the aircraft, and in the investigation and change the pitch angle. In the classic aerodynamic scheme elevator runs a single structural element with a horizontal stabilizer (or stabilizer). There are several variations of placement of the elevator, depending on the layout of the aircraft.

Thus, when classical Scheme elevator is located in the tail of the plane. If you use the scheme "duck"The elevator is located in the front, near the nose plane. There are variations of aerodynamic configuration of the aircraft and without elevator in such cases it replace elevons or other surface. It should be noted that the elevator has never placed too close to the center of gravity of the aircraft that would have caused the need for very large area of ​​the elevator, and as a consequence and weighting control wiring. The elevator is made of longitudinal and transverse stiffeners (ribs, spars and stringers) and fitted by plating (metal sheets, fabrics, composite materials).


Steering wheel height of the aircraft in the scheme




It will be understood that when a deviation of the elevator direct height change occurs, a change in the pitch angle of the aircraft as a result of change in the angle of attack and after the variation (increase) of wing lift height change occurs. But the rise is accompanied by a drop in the speed of the aircraft, which should not fall below the minimum stall speed, otherwise the aircraft can get into a tailspin, which in many cases leads to ruin.
With insufficient speed can occur only change the pitch angle without a climb.


Video steering the plane


Other parts of aircraft.


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