control surface definition

  • noun:
    • A movable airfoil, particularly a rudder, aileron, or elevator, used to get a handle on or guide an aircraft, guided missile, or rocket.
    • A moveable surface mounted on a device such as for example an aircraft or submarine which you can use to manage the machine's motion in roll, pitch or yaw.
    • a computer device that delivers reactive power when in movement in accordance with the nearby environment; can carry or control a plane in-flight

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