tail surface

tail surface

[′tāl ‚sər·fəs]
(aerospace engineering)
A stabilizing or control surface in the tail of an aircraft or missile.

tail surface

tail surface
A stabilizing or control surface of and in the tail of an aircraft.
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Bleed less aircraft by which six starter generators are used instead of three, and electrically-heated elements embedded in leading edges of wings and tail surface, has shown the intensity with which aircraft manufactures are looking for innovative option for more electrical concept.
The effects on lift and drag of hull geometry, flap geometry, weight, balance, power and tail surface definition could therefore all be reviewed graphically, allowing the design to be optimised.
The Horizontal Tail Centering Actuation unit will be used to position the horizontal tail surface of the F-35 CTOL and CV aircraft variants in support of the horizontal tail's primary flight control system.
The Su-33 is a single-seat ship-based STOBAR fighter, with upward folding wings and horizontal tail surfaces (for hangar storage); it is equipped with probe-and-drogue flight refuelling capability.
Production and installation and removal of traffic boards (4/1, 18/1, tail surfaces, ZugseitenflEnchen) for the application of the VRR ticket products.
Some propeller planes were able to approach near-transonic speeds in a dive, but in certain planes, pilots found it difficult to pull out of such dives due to interacting airflow between the wings and tail surfaces.
It is, therefore, highly likely that, before the aircraft took off, slush and/or ice was present on the horizontal tail surfaces .
2 on 17 March 1994 using thrust vectoring vanes instead of its tail surfaces for control, marking a significant aeronautical "first.
That testing began with ice accretion tests in the Eglin Air Force Base McKinley Climatic Hangar in Florida and dry air tests of simulated ice on the tail surfaces in 2003.
That applied orange to wing and tail surfaces and grey and dark green to the fuselage.
Aurora has previously supplied the vertical tail surfaces for all seven Global Hawks built to date.