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Primary Control Effects

INSTRUCTOR

Teach student how to taxi aircraft

While climbing out to training area talk about attitude and horizon

Show boundaries of training area

 

We are now going to look at our primary controls.  

When we pitch the aircraft the nose of the aircraft moves up and down, this movement is about our lateral axis. 

The controls to pitch the aircraft are called elevators and we use them by moving our control column forward and back.  

When we roll the aircraft one wing goes up the other goes down, this movement is about our longitudinal axis.  

The controls to roll the aircraft are called ailerons and we use them by moving our control column left or right.  

When the aircraft yaws the nose of the aircraft moves side to side, this movement is about our normal axis.  

To control yaw in our aircraft we use our rudders, by squeezing in our rudder pedals.

 

Let student take control and talk them through the three controls, and let them get a feel for flying the aircraft.

Ok now we are going to look at the secondary effects of using our controls in flight. 

Remembering back to the board the secondary effect of using our elevator is nil. 

The only effect is that if we leave our aircraft pitched up or down then our airspeed will change. 

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