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    bangiepangie New Member

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    Please forgive my ignorance, but can someone explain what this is and what it is for?

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    It's the aileron mass balance. Basically, it helps balance-out the weight of the aileron when moved, to even-out pressure on the control surface, thereby preventing undue judder or stick forces for the pilot, leading to smoother control.
     
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    Thanks Airframes, would never have figured that out, thought it was some kind of guage.

    Cheers

    Gavin.
     
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    No problem mate.
     
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