As an electronic engineer my knowledge on this subject is rather lacking, so apologies if this is a simple/ridiculous question:
I recently cane across some remote control models that had variable incidence wings, i.e. both the aileron and in some cases the elevator functions were achieved by twisting the entire wing. I realize on an aircraft large enough to be manned this sounds like a mechanical nightmare, but I was wondering... Given a smaller, lighter airframe where this is mechanically more feasible, would this or would this not be a more efficient way of achieving these control inputs?
I have looked around and seen a few people (in the RC community) doing this, but no discussions about the aerodynamic effects, is it that obvious or are people ignoring it because of the mechanical complexity? Anywho, If you guys are interested, have at it!