Flight Controls

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Flight controls change the action of larger components: engine, wing, and tail. By doing so they change the impact of the four forces on your aircraft. Your plane then moves faster or slower, higher or lower, and turns.

As you can see, it’s important to understand the relationship of controls and their functions. Once you develop the skills to appropriately use controls you will be well on your way to flying. The four primary flight controls are:images_figures_02fig09

  • Throttle
  • Ailerons
  • Elevators
  • Rudder