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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

after the pilot chooses (in the manual it says 1+F) which means that slats would be deployed with 1st setting of flaps. do the ailerons also tilt downwards a little when 1+F or more is selected?


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter):
do the ailerons also tilt downwards a little when 1+F or more is selected?

Not sure exactly what you mean. Ailerons should never BOTH 'tilt downward'. When one is down, the other should be up. This is what makes the airplane bank. Did you mean to say "do the FLAPS also tilt downwards" ?


User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Not true, aileron droop is a very common feature to many many airplanes at certain flap settings. I know for sure the airbus family is one of those aircraft groups that it is a feature of.


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User currently offlineTom775257 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8217 times:

On the A320, when flap is extended, the ailerons droop 5 degrees downwards.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1):
This is what makes the airplane bank.

In the traditional sense, that's correct, but nowadays, ailerons have become multifunctional. Aileron droop at certain flap settings are pretty common (hence why they may also becalled flaperons). Look at the 767 and 777 for example, as their inboard ailerons droop in a certain degree dependant on a particular flap setting. On the A340-500/-600, ailerons can even work as lift dumpers assisting the ground spoilers, since they extend upwards with the ground spoilers when the aircraft touches down and rolls out.

An aileron isn't just an aileron anymore on many aircraft.


User currently offlineSilverComet From Mauritius, joined Apr 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1):
Ailerons should never BOTH 'tilt downward'

Never say never. Stick around here long enough and you'll soon realise you still have a lot to learn.

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter):
do the ailerons also tilt downwards a little when 1+F or more is selected?



Quoting A320 FCOM 1.27.10 'Flight Controls - Architecture':

The ailerons extend 5° down when the flaps are extended (aileron droop).

Straight from the horse's mouth.


User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

I have pics someplace that will show the narrow body Airbus and A-330 in various configs from my ceaseless non reving on days off and commuteing.


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
Aileron droop at certain flap settings are pretty common (hence why they may also becalled flaperons).

Well you learn something new every day. Is this an official term - flaperons? You europeans come up with the craziest things.  Silly


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 7):
You europeans come up with the craziest things.

It's not just Europeans, Boeing has flaperons on the 777 as well.

-Mir



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 7):
Is this an official term - flaperons? You europeans come up with the craziest things. Silly

It is indeed a real word. However IIRC it is used by Boeing. Airbus uses "drooping ailerons". Or is it the other way around?

Another fun multiunction surface term is elevon (elevator+aileron). As seen on many modern fighters such as the F/A-18 where the elevators also provide additional roll control.



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

i thought i was seeing things, but thanks for the answers.

Quoting SilverComet (Reply 5):
Straight from the horse's mouth.

you calling me a horse?  Smile



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
It's not just Europeans, Boeing has flaperons on the 777 as well.

Well I'll be darn. The whole world has gone mad!  Silly

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 9):
Another fun multiunction surface term is elevon (elevator+aileron).

Now that one I have heard of.  Smile


User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2546 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 9):
It is indeed a real word.

You could argue whether it is a real word or not. It is used by Boeing however, so that must give it some authority. Irregardless isn't a real word, but people still use it regardless.  Wink

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 9):
Another fun multiunction surface term is elevon (elevator+aileron). As seen on many modern fighters such as the F/A-18 where the elevators also provide additional roll control.

Elevon is a much older word and usually refers to the controls on a delta. The differential all moving tail on the F-18, Tornado, Jaguar, etc. is more often called a taileron (equally as ugly as flaperon), rather than elevon.

The reason I don't like the term flaperon is that it implies they are primarily flaps, when in fact the opposite is the case. In comparison elevons function as elevators and ailerons in all phases of flight.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Even more fun is making them up:
- Ruddgearvator - A combined rudder, landing gear and elevator.
- Flapevator - A combined flap and elevator. Delta wings only I guess.
- Propatder - A combined propeller, slat and rudder.



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 12):
The reason I don't like the term flaperon is that it implies they are primarily flaps, when in fact the opposite is the case. In comparison elevons function as elevators and ailerons in all phases of flight.

So let's call it an ailerap.  rotfl 


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Don't forget the word "spoileron".  Wink

User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 13):
- Propatder - A combined propeller, slat and rudder.

Can you give me an engineering drawing of that one?  rotfl 



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1):
This is what makes the airplane bank.

In the traditional sense, that's correct, but nowadays, ailerons have become multifunctional.

I believe the shrunken L1011-500 long range model (only 50 built) was one of the first, if not the very first, commercial aircraft with what Lockheed called "active ailerons" which both moved in the same direction to reduce loads on the wing (the -500's wingspan was about 10 ft. greater than earlier L1011 models).

See page 15 (page 13 of the PDF file) of the following Lockheed brochure (the "Extended Wing/Active Controls" section and related diagram).
http://www.tristar500.net/features/Technical_Profile.pdf


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 17):
I believe the shrunken L1011-500 long range model (only 50 built) was one of the first, if not the very first, commercial aircraft with what Lockheed called "active ailerons" which both moved in the same direction to reduce loads on the wing (the -500's wingspan was about 10 ft. greater than earlier L1011 models).

Interesting. I didn't know of the Extended Wings/Active Controls feature on the 500. Previously I only knew of the 500's Direct Lift Control, which was also a state of the art feature.

The L-1011 was truely ahead of its time with those features. Too bad its commercial success (or lack thereof) didn't do it justice.


User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8200 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter):
after the pilot chooses (in the manual it says 1+F) which means that slats would be deployed with 1st setting of flaps. do the ailerons also tilt downwards a little when 1+F or more is selected?

I believe that when flaps 1 is selected under 210 kias, it is 1+F, over 210 kais, slats only.



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User currently offlineSilverComet From Mauritius, joined Apr 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8200 times:

Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 19):
I believe that when flaps 1 is selected under 210 kias, it is 1+F, over 210 kais, slats only

It depends. What you say applies only when you select the flaps lever from 2 to 1. When selecting from 0 to 1 the same logic applies but the threshold speed is 100kt.

Furthermore when in config 1+F, as speed increases beyond 210kt, the flap automatically retracts and you end up in config 1. This is to avoid exceeding VFE 1+F (= 215kt).


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8121 times:

Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 19):

I believe that when flaps 1 is selected under 210 kias, it is 1+F, over 210 kais, slats only.

right. and do the slats retract automatically and the pilots are supposed to "pack-in" the flaps?



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User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8014 times:

I think that as the plane accelerates through the F speed after a 1+F takeoff, and flaps up is selected, the flaps and slats retract simultaneously, assuming this speed is less than 210 kais. Maybe we could get SilverComet to confirm.


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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2546 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8008 times:

Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 22):
I think that as the plane accelerates through the F speed after a 1+F takeoff, and flaps up is selected, the flaps and slats retract simultaneously, assuming this speed is less than 210 kais.

For a 1+F takeoff, the S speed will be displayed, not the F speed. If flaps up is selected with speed less than 215 kts, slats and flaps will retract at the same time.



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User currently offlineSilverComet From Mauritius, joined Apr 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7944 times:

Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 22):
I think that as the plane accelerates through the F speed after a 1+F takeoff, and flaps up is selected, the flaps and slats retract simultaneously, assuming this speed is less than 210 kais

Correct, except

Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 23):
For a 1+F takeoff, the S speed will be displayed, not the F speed

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Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 23):
If flaps up is selected with speed less than 215 kts, slats and flaps will retract at the same time.

You probably meant 210kt.

Quoting SilverComet (Reply 20):
Furthermore when in config 1+F, as speed increases beyond 210kt, the flap automatically retracts and you end up in config 1. This is to avoid exceeding VFE 1+F (= 215kt).

Anything above 210kt (and flap lever in the '1' position) and you only have slats. Flaps have already been automatically retracted.

From the FCOM:

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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2546 posts, RR: 24
Reply 25, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7909 times:

Quoting SilverComet (Reply 24):
You probably meant 210kt.

I probably did  Wink



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