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What is the function of a Vortex generator

It is designed to delay or prevent separation of the boundary air.

What are the three axes of an airplane

Longitudinal, lateral and vertical

What are the three primary flight controls on an aircraft

Ailerons, elevator and rudder

Name several secondary flight controls and describe their general purpose

Secondary flight controls consists of various types to trim tabs such as balance tabs, anti Servo and Servo tabs, and spring tabs. Their function is to assist the pilot and moving the controls and to trim the aircraft to fly hands off

Name several types of auxiliary flight controls and describe their general purpose

The axillary flight controls consists of the various high lift devices used during low-speed flight such as leading and trailing Edge flaps, slats, alots, speed brakes, etc.

What is a Servo trim tab

It is auxiliary control, positioned by the movement of a cockpit control and designed to create aerodynamic forces to assist in moving a control surface

What is a spring tab

It is an auxiliary control designed to Aid the movement of a primary control at high speeds when control forces become too high

What is a balance trim tab

It is an auxiliary control designed to create aerodynamic forces to assist in moving a control surface. The tab is positioned by a control rod connected to the fix surface on the same side as the horn on the tab

What are four most and common types of high lift devices

Leading and trailing Edge flaps, slats, and slots

Describe some of the tools used to check control surface travel

Are Universal propeller protractor or special control surface protractor

Name three mechanical methods by which flight Control Systems may be actuated

Cables, push-pull rods, and torque tubes.

What is a fairlead

It is a device to prevent a cable from rubbing on an aircraft structure

What are the most likely places for a control cable to wear or break

Where the cables Passover pulleys or through fairleads

What information is required before a cable rigging chart can be used

The ambient temperature and the cable size

What is the function of a cable tension regulator

It automatically adjust the cable tension to compensate for expansion and contraction in the aircraft structure

Describe the function of a rotorcraft collective pitch control

The collective control causes each rotor blade to change its pitch angle by the same amount thus increasing or decreasing the lift produced by the rotor

Describe the function of a rotorcraft cyclic pitch control

The cyclic control tilts the main rotor disc by changing the pitch angle of each rotor blade during its cycle of rotation, which causes the helicopter to move in the direction the rotor tilts

What mechanism is most commonly used to compensate for the torque produced by the main rotor of a helicopter

The tail rotor

How is the amount of thrust produced by a tail rotor controlled

By moving the foot pedals

Why should control surfaces be locked when an aircraft is parked

To prevent damage from the wind