3-Axis Control:

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Elevators control pitch. (The nose going up and down)

 

 

Rudders control yaw (the nose turning left or right to the direction of motion)

 

 

Roll is when one wing moves higher or lower than the other. Ailerons control roll.

Roll is discouraged by dihedral.

The pressure automatically increases under the lower wing and helps to level the plane again.

 

 

Balance is important for flight. The center of gravity should be located near of the center of lift in order for the plane to fly.

 

 

If a plane is flying with its left aileron down and its right aileron up, it will turn right. In this case, the rudder should point to the right

 

 

The following equation is used to determine how to balance a plane.

Mass 1 x Distance 1 = Mass 2 x Distance 2

 

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