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    Hi Folks, what is that thing hanging down where the ailerons are attached? What is it called and what does it do?
    Thanks Dale

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    Dale,

    Those are called aileron spades. The spades help move the control surface and lighten the control feel. Think of them kind of as 'power steering' for the ailerons.
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    Thanx Mark , maybe someone can post a picture so we can see a little closer view. I have been trying to see what it looks like up close. Interesting to me.
    Dale

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    Heres sort of a close up.

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    Hi Emmet, i'am going to embarass myself, is that because of the aileron being shorter and the flaps being longer length wise for short field landings and take off the reason why they use those on the S-7?
    Thanks Dale
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    Hi Dale,

    The aileron spade uses aerodynamic forces to reduce control forces for the pilot. When the aileron is deflected up, the spade catches the relative wind and is force down/back, assisting the pilot with aileron deflection. Deflection on the opposite direction pushes the spade up, assisting in the other direction. You fin them on many aerobatic planes to allow rapid application of control input.

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    Good morning Emmet, thanx for the reply. I'am new at this as this is my first plane and i want to understand all i can.
    Dale

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    No worries Dale! We are all learning, all the time.
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