I would like to know the aileron lengths for different aircraft, such as:

  1. Cessna 150
  2. Airbus A380, A320
  3. Boeing 747, 777, 787
  4. Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

I have tried to search online, but was unsuccessful in finding the values. I also tried searching in some books but couldn't find the values there either.

Any help guiding me to the books or any resources which would give me the values would be highly appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried to find these lengths yourself? Did you find any resources? From your question as it stands now, I can't tell if you have tried to find this yourself or if you are just asking the users here to find things for you. Please edit your question to add some more information. $\endgroup$ – hazzey Jun 11 '15 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ this questions seems to ask a grocery list of data and I hardly see how this would be beneficial to anyone else except for the OP $\endgroup$ – Federico Jun 11 '15 at 16:15
  • $\begingroup$ Once I get home tonight, I'll go to my hangar (where I've all these aircraft parked) to measure the lengths. Note to self: buy a measuring tape and a ladder on the way home. $\endgroup$ – Farhan Jun 11 '15 at 16:47
  • $\begingroup$ You can find technical drawings for the Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and from this you can measure the sizes yourself $\endgroup$ – ROIMaison Jun 11 '15 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ would you also add why you need this info, and where you will use it. if you're trying to create a "look alike model", then pictures of the aircraft would be sufficient, if you're searching for some aerodynamic studies, then you should also need the area of the surfaces, etc.. $\endgroup$ – Gürkan Çetin Jun 11 '15 at 20:31

This is quite difficult to answer as some modern supersonic fighters don't have just ailerons, but 'elevons', flaperons, tailerons and most of the time combine the movement of several control surfaces by computer to generate a desired effect.

Large civilian aircraft tend to have more than one pair. A relatively smaller set closer to the wing tips for slower speeds and a general large aileron closer to the wing root.

I would suggest you get a top-view of these aircraft. When you find our the length of the aircraft or wingspan you could derive it yourself through approximation.

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    $\begingroup$ Modern military aircraft have ailerons, but you'd be correct in your assumption that the majority of the roll control comes from the horizontal stabs. $\endgroup$ – Rhino Driver Jun 12 '15 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ For one...the F-16 does not have ailerons $\endgroup$ – Chris V Jun 13 '15 at 22:18
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    $\begingroup$ The F18, F35, F15 and F22 all have ailerons. The F-16 has flaperons, which combine both flaps and ailerons. $\endgroup$ – Rhino Driver Jun 13 '15 at 22:39

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