Wing Warping

The earliest form of roll control was produced by warping the whole wing.

Raising the trailing edge of the right hand wing and lowering the trailing edge of the left hand wing will result in the aircraft rolling to the right.

The problem is if the wing is too stiff it is difficult to warp, if the wing is not very stiff it is easy to warp but is prone to flutter at speed.

See also: Aileron, Wing.

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