- Dec 19, 2020
Or Jim Marske's Pioneer flying wing is more elegant example.
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Here's a great example of Elevons ( and a rudder ) controls.
The controls the pilot touches are conventional. Pedals to push the rudder back & forth. And a stick that moves the elevons up and down, ( when he moves the stick fore & aft ) and a "mixer" that moves the elevons differently on each side when he moves the stick side to side. 3 axis control.
There are some aircraft that only use 2 axis control. Usually elevator and rudder. Or elevator and ailerons. In those craft, the designer uses built in stability so when the craft rolls or yaws, it "couples" so it does both, the way he wants it to. It's a compromise. ( you'll hear that a LOT about aircraft ) Usually the motivation is to make things simpler to fly or build , or both. 2 axis planes tend to skid around a bit, losing a little efficiency, and can be harder to land in a cross wind. Compromises...