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Jun 19, 2001, 05:46 PM

Silly Question: Control Throws?

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


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Jun 19, 2001, 06:48 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.
Sparky Paul
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Jun 19, 2001, 11:29 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 20, 2001, 12:14 AM
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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!