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Old July 12th 03, 01:44 PM
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You use flippers to do flick rolls...


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"Ernest Christley" wrote in message
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Ace Pilot wrote:
Mike Borgelt wrote:

I guess that's why it's still in print. And so often referred to.

And yes I do know the maths and science behind flight. On first
reading parts of the book I thought maybe some things were wrong or
odd but reading it properly I realised he had things right even if the
language was a little old fashioned.

Mike Borgelt



Is the term "flippers" for control surfaces part of that
"old-fashioned language" thing? Was this a common phraseology back
then, or is it unique to Stick and Rudder? Or is it just my copy of
the book?

Ace


I believe that he explains that he is using that term to avoid using the
term 'elevator'. The elevator really doesn't elevate the airplane, so
Langweishe chose a different name.

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Old July 12th 03, 04:13 PM
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Ernest Christley wrote in message .com...
Ace Pilot wrote:
Mike Borgelt wrote:

I guess that's why it's still in print. And so often referred to.

And yes I do know the maths and science behind flight. On first
reading parts of the book I thought maybe some things were wrong or
odd but reading it properly I realised he had things right even if the
language was a little old fashioned.

Mike Borgelt



Is the term "flippers" for control surfaces part of that
"old-fashioned language" thing? Was this a common phraseology back
then, or is it unique to Stick and Rudder? Or is it just my copy of
the book?

Ace


I believe that he explains that he is using that term to avoid using the
term 'elevator'. The elevator really doesn't elevate the airplane, so
Langweishe chose a different name.


Thanks. It seems to me, though, that while the elevator doesn't
elevate the airplane, it doesn't flip it, either. He obviously wasn't
part of the modern military - otherwise he would label it: control
surface, horizontal, pitch axis modulator, one each.

Still an interesting read.
 




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