May 16

TECH TIPS AND INFO….SPADES

Now you might be asking yourself, what in the world is that?

That is a spade or shovel and has several purposes on an aerobatic airplane. The most important is that they help to make the ailerons lighter providing a sort of power steering. On the Edge, the all important spades are part of the aileron counter balance system, which keep the ailerons from fluttering. Spades or shovels can also be used as a way to trim the ailerons, making the airplane fly straighter. Spades come in different shapes and sizes and can be adjusted on the arm.

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