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1

Where are the hinged moveable sections of the Cessna?

At the trailing edges of the wings, vertical stabilizer, and horizontal stabilizer.

2

What do the flight controls in the cockpit do generally speaking?

The flight controls move the hinged moveable sections of the wings and empennage, deflecting them into the wind and allowing control of the airplane during flight.

3

What happens when a control surface is deflected into the wind?

That part of the airplane moves in the opposite direction.

4

What are the three primary flight controls?

Elevator
Rudder
Ailerons

5

How do you control the elevator?

By moving the control wheel or stick fore and aft

6

What type of flight control does the Skyhawk have?

Control wheel, commonly referred to as a yoke

7

What type of flight control does the SkyCatcher have?

Control stick

8

How is elevator position used?

Used to pitch the nose up or down

9

Pulling back on the control wheel moves...

The elevator up into the wind, pushing the tail down and the nose up.

10

Pushing forward on the control wheel moves...

The elevator down into the wind, pushing the tail up and the nose down.

11

Where are the ailerons?

Near the wingtips attached by hinges to the trailing edge of the wings

12

What are the airlerons used for?

They are used to roll (bank) the airplane left or right.

13

How the ailerons moved/controlled?

By turning the control wheel left or right or moving the control stick in a left or right sliding motion

14

How do the ailerons respond to moving the control wheel or stick to the left?

This motion would move the left aileron up and the right aileron down.

15

How do the ailerons respond to moving the control wheel or stick to the right?

This motion would move the left aileron down and the right aileron up.

16

What happens to the vertical lift when the airplane is in a bank?

A portion of the vertical lift is converted to horizontal lift and it is the horizontal lift that pulls an airplane through a turn.

17

How do you yaw the airplane?

By moving the two pedals mounted on the floor in front of the seat which control the rudder.

18

What are the controls for the rudder?

The two pedals mounted to the floor in front of each seat.

19

What does pushing on the left floor pedal do?

It moves the rudder to the left causing air to hit the rudder and deflecting the tail to the right, yawing the nose of the plane to the left.

20

What does pushing on the right floor pedal do?

It moves the rudder to the right causing air to hit the rudder and deflecting the tail to the left, yawing the nose of the plane to the right.

21

What do the foot pedals control?

The rudder and the brakes for taxiing.

22

If you want to assist a turn, which floor pedal should you push?

The ipsilateral pedal.

23

Which floor pedal should you push to slow or stop the airplane?

Both pedals at the same time.

24

Where is the throttle?

Near the lower center of the instrument panel

25

What does the throttle do?

It increases or decreases engine power

26

How is engine power displayed?

As RPMs

27

To what is the throttle attached?

To the engine via cable

28

What happens when you push forward on the throttle?

Increase engine power
Hear an increase in engine sound
See an increase in RPMs on the tachometer
Make the airplane go faster, climb, or reduce its descent rate

29

What happens when you pull back on the throttle?

Decrease engine power
Hear a decrease in engine sound
See a decrease in RPMs on the tachometer
Make the airplane go slower, descend, or reduce its climb rate.

30

What should you do with the throttle if you want to decrease your descent rate?

Push the throttle forward

31

What is the tachometer?

The gauge that shows RPMs