horn balance

An aerodynamic balance for the ailerons, elevators, and rudders in which the area ahead of the hinge is concentrated on one part of the surface in the form of a horn. This horn produces a balancing moment, thus reducing the amount of force required to move the controls or the control’s CG (center of gravity) forward of the hinge to reduce the likelihood of control flutter.
Horn balance

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