# Questions tagged [flight-controls]

Use for cockpit controls (trim, yoke, etc). Use [control-surfaces] for the surfaces that actually move.

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### In theory, can jetliners remain controllable after losing the entire tail section?

The scenario here is a detachment of the tail,one with the whole empennage. Could a variant of an existing model of swept winged jet airliner be made to remain controllable, using ailerons, ...
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### is there any information on the B-8 side stick? when was it made? [closed]

is there any info on the B-8 side stick? its history? in which airplanes was it used? I've been looking around the internet for information and can't seem to find any unfortunately
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### How and why can multiple people control the Boeing B-29?

I am making a down-to-the-1/128th-inch (literally, to the 1/128th inch) model of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress in SketchUp. Starting from zero, I had to make the entire plane up, and to be honest it ...
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### Guidance of 5V27 missile: what is twist angle between missile and radar system

Currently, I am learning about guidance physics of S125 system. As far as I have learned, the missile is guided to the target by the radar system on the ground. The position of target and missile is ...
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### Why do X-wing configurations missile/guide bombs use symmetric airfoils?

From all the missiles/guide bombs I have come across, I've always observed that a symmetric airfoil is used for both the wing and tail. Why not have a cambered airfoil for the wing and a symmetric ...
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### Choosing $\phi/\beta$ in Lateral-directional control design

In designing the Lateral-directional controller for aircraft, there is a parameter called $\phi/\beta$ that is defined as the ratio of the magnitude of the bank angle to the sideslip envelopes in the ...
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### Why would an artificial horizon's roll axis be different on ground and in flight?

Sorry, if I'm a bit verbose here, but since I don't understand the problem, I have difficulties to describe it. I created an artificial horizon using an Adafruit precision 9 DoF sensors and their AHRS ...
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### Light aircraft elevator/aileron/direction not working [closed]

What is the correct procedure if a light aircraft (under1000kg) elevator/aileron/direction stop working? Is it alright to use the ballistic parachute(if the aircraft is equipped with one)? If not, ...
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