Servo Motors and Aviation

Airport at night

You may know that the servomotor was initially created for use in ships. It makes sense, then, that servomotors should also be essential for ships of the air — airplanes.

Airplane manufacture

Servos are used in manufacturing airplanes, for one thing.

Airplane wings are created with special arrays of servomotors — hundreds of servos and their own controls and drives for each wing. Purpose-made communication tools make it possible for the servos to work in sync, as they must in order to achieve the delicate balance required of an airplane wing.

Servo motors achieve the accuracy required for component assembly, getting each part perfectly into place with hoists that use motion control technology for precision and uniformity.

Servomotors in Flight

They’re also used to control things all over the functioning aircraft, from doors to flight surfaces. Servos come into their own in difficult conditions, and the motors on an airplane have to function at high altitude and on the ground, in cold and in heat — and they have no margin for error.

A 1922 book on aviation explains how a servo can be connected to a “wind feeler” which responds to any changes in the strength or direction of the wind. This, too, was a concept from seamanship, since a job was often said to be used as a “wind feeler” — though in sailing it was the human workers with whom the wind feeler was communicating, and not a motor. An airplane requires the immediate and automatic response of a servo motor.

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