Secondary Controls

We typically use them when near a runway or when changing the airplane's attitude, but they can have unique failure modes and create their own problems.

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One the things every primary student learns somewhere along the way to their certificate is the difference between primary and secondary flight controls. Distinguishing between them isn’t hard: The primary flight controls are ailerons/spoilers for roll, an elevator/stabilator/canard for pitch and some kind of rudder for yaw. Those are the controls we regularly manipulate to […]
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