Questions tagged [flaperon]

An airplane control surface that incorporates aileron and flaps into the same device.

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What are advantages and disadvantages of flaperons?

What are some advantages and disadvantages of flaperons? Do they cause some issues or are they top-notch reliable?
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Why do flaperons 'move down then up' on takeoff roll on a 787?

The flaperons on the 787 go through certain motions once the TO/GA is pressed. I've always seen it when the 787 is viewed from behind on takeoff. The motions are completely symmetrical, i.e., not ...