Chapter 5 | General knowledge


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

5.3.1      Steering surfaces for fixed-wing unmanned aircraft

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