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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:34 PM
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One more thing,while we're teaching you stuff-Those large "spades" you see on aerobatic aircraft are NOT for balancing !.....If you look closely,they don't weigh all that much,considering......
They are the airborne equivalent of power steering.In level flight,they are aligned with the airflow. -But when the ailerons are deflected,they reduce muscle effort from about 80 lbs. to 10lbs.,to allow that incredible roll rate.The spades actually 'grab' the air and try to deflect the aileron to the limit.-make them too large and you can't over come the deflection,and you'll go 'SPLAT%#@!!@#$%^
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