The earliest form of roll control was produced by warping the whole wing. Raising the trailing edge of the right hand wing and lowering the trailing edge of the left hand wing will result in the aircraft rolling to the right. See also: Ailerons.
A twisting of the tips of an airplane's wings, up on one side and down on the other, used to make an airplane roll.
A method of control in roll that bent ('warped') the trailing edge of the wing, by means of external cables, to alter lift. The effect was the same as an aileron, but meant that the wing could not be built of strong inflexible materials. However, the wing had to be strong enough to be safe and so the range of deflection was always limited. These draw-backs meant that wing warping was gradually replaced by aileron control.
a mechanism to provide lateral control of the aircraft through flexible wing tips; wires enabled the wing tips to arch so that the ends of the wings were four inches lower than the center (the concept was devised by the Wrights after observing the wing tips of a hawk in flight).
Wing warping was an early system for controlling the roll of an aeroplane while flying. The technique, used and patented by the Wright brothers, used a system of pulleys and cables to twist the trailing edges of the wings in opposite directions. In many respects, this approach is similar to that used to trim the performance of a paper aeroplane by curling the paper at the back of its wings.