Emory Bored wrote:Go sign yourself up at Biplane Forum and ask around there. I haven't got the slightest idea how they work but that device is a way of life on Stardusters and their ilk. I had no idea such things could be put on a C150. Why I wonder? Does yours have stiff ailerons?
ccurrie wrote:By real world experience do you mean stiches in your forehead? because they are great for that! as for controle presure I have no idea
Alex wrote:I've got them on my 2004 Husky. I think all Huskys have them up until about the year 2008 when the wing and ailerons were redesigned. I can't say I know what it's like to fly without them though since they are a stock item.
Cary wrote:When I took aerobatics lessons eons ago in a couple different Decathlons, both had spades, and the ailerons were very, very light. And I did clunk my head on them, more than once.
Same rule applies to the trailing edge of the wing.If you wear a ball cap during preflight the bill is likely to block your view of the approaching spade so you run into it smacking your head. But if you take the cap off, you then have no padding for when you do. This seems like a no win situation.
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