- Apr 10, 2007
- Fresno, California
Studying Henyk's pictures from the museum a bit more, it looks like the elevators (inboard control surfaces) are mixed into the aileron inputs too, making them elevons.
So I think we are looking at elevons as the mid-span control surface and pure ailerons at the tips, with the two foot pedals able to actuate ailerons individually.
perhaps you see something else?onder:
My first inclination was to assume that the two ribs you see in each aileron could articulate independently, allowing both ends of the surface to go the same direction (as an aileron), or each rib to go in opposite directions so that the counterbalancing forces do not induce roll, but do act as a drag rudder. However, the cable detais that I pointed out earlier, lead me to believe that my initial assumption (independently operating ribs) was incorrect.