Chapter 2 - STS


In order to steer an aircraft in various directions and altitudes, the aircraft is equipped with control surfaces. These rudders provide movement about three axes. Moving the aircraft about one of these axes works differently for an aircraft with wings than for a rotor-based aircraft.

2.3.1      Control surfaces on an unmanned fixed-wing aircraft

  • The ailerons provide a rolling motion about the longitudinal axis. This movement is called rolling.
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