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What is the pneumatic system of an aircraft?

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A pneumatic system is any system that uses pressurized air to move something. On aircraft, lots of different parts of the aircraft can be moved with pneumatic components or hydraulic components, which are the same except they use pressurized water instead of air. Some parts that use pneumatics or hydraulics are  the ailerons, the elevators, the rudder and the flaps.

Categories: Flight Dynamics