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Jun 19, 2001, 04:46 PM
CharlieR

Silly Question: Control Throws?


Is this what angle you elvator or elevons are at in neutral position?

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Jun 19, 2001, 05:48 PM
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Control throw refers to the amount the surface moves from the neutral position...

This is a variable dependent on the use the plane will have.
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Jun 19, 2001, 10:29 PM
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The throw is normally measured in mm at the bit of the control surface that is furthest from the hinge. So for an elevator, you may see a recommendation like 4mm up and 3mm down.

Throws are not nrmally measured in degrees because of the difficulty of measuring them.
Jun 19, 2001, 11:14 PM
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The only silly question is the one you don't ask!

After all, none of the model aircraft terms are coded into the genes!

Dave


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