air vane

air vane

[′er ‚vān]
(aerospace engineering)
A vane that acts in the air, as contrasted to a jet vane which acts within a jetstream.
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Featured on Briggs & Stratton s V-Twin engines, the ReadyStart feature is mechanically driven and adds two major components to a traditional engine platform: a nylon air vane and a temperature sensitive bimetallic thermostat.
These come painted in Silver Flake metallic and contrast with the gloss black roof and carbon door mirror caps, and the 19-inch wheels have high-gloss back inserts that act as air vanes, helping cool the braking system.