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Boy Scouts Aviation Merit Badge. Control Surfaces. Primary Control Surfaces. Rudder. Ailerons. Elevator. Aileron. The ailerons are located near the rear end of the wing tip. Aileron. controls the roll of the plane. Longitudinal axis. Elevators.

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Boy scouts aviation merit badge

Boy ScoutsAviation Merit Badge

Control Surfaces


Primary control surfaces
Primary Control Surfaces

Rudder

Ailerons

Elevator


Aileron
Aileron

The ailerons are located near the rear end of the wing tip


Aileron1
Aileron

controls the roll of the plane

Longitudinal axis


Elevators
Elevators

The Elevators are located on the horizontal stabilizer of the tail


Elevators1
Elevators

controls the pitch of the plane

Lateral axis


Rudder
Rudder

The rudder is located on the vertical stabilizer of the tail


Rudder1
Rudder

controls the yaw of the plane

Vertical axis


Control surfaces
Control Surfaces

  • Aileron – controls the roll of the plane

  • Elevator – controls the pitch, or the up and down, movement of the plane

  • Rudder – controls the yaw, or side to side, movement of the plane


How the control surfaces work together for flight
How the Control SurfacesWork Together for Flight

  • Take off down the runway

    • Aileron - level

    • Elevator – neutral

    • Rudder – neutral


Control surfaces1
Control Surfaces

  • Straight Climb

    • Aileron - level

    • Elevator - up

    • Rudder – neutral


Control surfaces2
Control Surfaces

  • Level Left Turn

    • Aileron – left up, right down

    • Elevator – neutral

    • Rudder – left rudder


Control surfaces3
Control Surfaces

  • Climbing left turn

    • Aileron – left up, right down

    • Elevator – up

    • Rudder – left rudder


Control surfaces4
Control Surfaces

  • Straight descent

    • Aileron - level

    • Elevator - down

    • Rudder – neutral


Control surfaces5
Control Surfaces

  • Landing

    • Aileron - level

    • Elevator - down

    • Rudder – neutral


Quick quiz
Quick Quiz

What control surface controls the pitch, or the up and down movement of the plane?

  • Rudder

  • Aileron

  • Elevator


Answer
Answer:

What control surface controls the pitch, or the up and down movement of the plane?

  • Rudder

  • Aileron

  • Elevator


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