• Tutorial: Aircraft Flight Controls - Aircraft Basics

    Tutorial: Aircraft Flight Controls - Aircraft Basics

    By thecorporatepilotdad

    In this second tutorial of aircraft basics, flight controls are discussed. This is a new series of videos covering basics and working toward gaining knowledge that would be learned when getting a private pilot license.

    The video offers a description of primary and secondary flight controls and the difference between the types of control surfaces. Primary flight controls include ailerons, elevator, and rudder. Secondary flight controls are various types of flaps, trim, and leading edge devices.

    Adverse yaw is briefly talked about but will be discussed more in detail in a later video.

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    About The Author

    This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.


    3 Comments
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Nicely done instruction, as usual, but I'm curious about the grass acting like ocean waves (around 1:30, for example). I don't have the 2020 sim, but that's a curious effect. Is it everywhere?
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
      Nicely done instruction, as usual, but I'm curious about the grass acting like ocean waves (around 1:30, for example). I don't have the 2020 sim, but that's a curious effect. Is it everywhere?
      It does it everywhere under high wind conditions. The winds were greater before I recorded that part and the "waves in the grass" were even worse. That effect doesn't match the visual quality of the simulator. Hopefully that gets fixed in the future.
    1. wilxrus's Avatar
      wilxrus -
      nice instruction and visuals. thanks
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