Actuation systems are a vital link in the flight control system, providing the motive force necessary to move flight control surfaces. Whether it is a primary flight control, such as an elevator, rudder, taileron, spoiler or foreplane, or a secondary flight control, such as a leading edge slat, trailing edge flap, air intake or airbrake, some means of moving the surface is necessary. Performance of the actuator can have a significant influence on overall aircraft performance and the implications of actuator p…
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