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Old 07-09-2003, 10:13 AM
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Which works better?
I have seen ailerons hinged in all 3 positions and wanted to know what the advantages of each position are.

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Old 07-09-2003, 10:46 AM
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Main advantage of hinging on the top is you get a relatively smooth top of wing surface. My latest kit called for hinging on center, but I did not want the large "V" showing on top of the wing so I moved the hinge line. Airplane flies fine. You would have to be a very good precision pilot to notice the difference in my opinion.

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A top-hinged design will give you aileron differential without having to srew around with servo arm geometry or radio mixing.

Because of that it's probably a good idea on a high wing plane to help with adverse yaw.
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