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Flaps and ailerons are weak in bending and have multiple hinges along the span. Also, as you can see in the photo, the flaps are segmented which not only helps to optimize the deflection angle over span but also limits any sideways offset of the hinge points due to bending. Using only glassfiber or aramid fiber for the flaps makes them very flexible so they ...


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This Flight Safety Training Manual describes them as improving "deep stall" characteristics and C of G range. The stabilons are fixed surfaces that add effective stabilizer area to improve the center of gravity range, and also, by their location, add that additional surface area in a low location that mitigates the tail blanking problem you get ...


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They're fixed. The maintenance manual shows the rigging of the pitch/roll moving only the conventional elevators/ailerons. An Air Force Magazine issue—since it's also operated by the USAF under the designation C-12J—spells it out: ... auxiliary fixed horizontal tail surface (stabilon)... For the general principle, see: How does an aircraft tailplane work?...


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