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GYROPLANE TRIM CONTROL - DYNAMIC TRIM
STABILATOR INCREASES FEEDBACK TO PILOT WHILE REDUCING PILOT CORRECTIONS bit

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  • Maintain the unique manoeuvring characteristics of the gyroplane
  • Increase pilot feedback from control movements
  • Provide direct assistance in the control of the rotor disc *1
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TAKE NOTE: stabilator and horizontal stabilizer are two different mechanisms.

A Stabilator uses airflow over it's surface to modify rotor head position and influence rotor blade tilt. A stabilizer uses airflow over it's surface to control the airframe or body of the aircraft. A Stabilator does not influence the body of the aircraft.

   
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Direct rotor control requires an interface with control rods or torque tube. Dynamic trim from a pilot controlled airfoil provided a simplistic alternative to a computer and sensors.
Rotor Stabilator, trims rotor motion in steady level, climb, and descent flight. Air passing over the stabilator counteracts minor rotor pitch movements and keeps the aircraft flying straight and smooth.
Stabilator operates with a double throw switch or with the optional four directional switches mounted on the control stick. These switches increase or decrease the electrically driven ram length. As the ram changes in length, the Rotor Stabilator angle changes with respect to the relative airflow.*1

Stabilator Video

 

   
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The dangers of horizontal stabilizers on gyroplanes ->see


Stabilisateurs horizontaux sur les autogires
   
 
 
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Revisions: *1 - Rotary Air Force Marketing - Publication: RAF Rotor Stabilator pdf - 2004  

 

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Stabilator - Design by RAFM  
stabilator illustration drawing *1 - Rotary Air Force Marketing - Publication: RAF Rotor Stabilator - 2003
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