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What is hinged moment?

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  1. jeff on Apr 16, 2015

    The hinge moment is the moment acting about the hinge line of a control surface. Simply put, it is the force that must be overcome to move a particular control surface. At any given dynamic pressure and airspeed, the hinge moment will vary with angle of attack, the amount of control surface deflection, and trim tab deflection. Not an easy concept and not one which is generally taught to pilots, however becomes critical for engineers who design control systems for aircraft.

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  2. hassan on Nov 07, 2016

    stick forces

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