vertical tail


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vertical tail

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′tāl]
(aerospace engineering)
A part of the tail assembly of an aircraft; consists of a fin (a symmetrical airfoil in line with the center line of the fuselage) fixed to the fuselage or body and a rudder which is movable by the pilot.
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Release date- 22102012 - The vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) has just come out of the paint hall in Toulouse sporting the well-known Airbus blue and white livery.
Painting of the vertical tail section was completed at Airbus facilities in Hamburg last weekend and the section is now ready to be shipped to Toulouse where assembly of the aircraft is set to begin later this month.
Mike Cowdrey has made a case that some of the symbols were antelope or deer, and I continue to believe that the quadrupeds with the tall vertical tails are Cheyenne symbols for the dog.
The aircraft was gigantic, 196 feet long with a 105-foot wingspan and twin 30-foot vertical tails.
Initial results confirmed earlier wind tunnel tests that suggested designers could reduce the size of the vertical tail by about 17 percent, decreasing airplane fuel consumption by as much as one-half percent.
It has a front fascia with L-shaped headlights and Chevrolet's two-part radiator grille, rear door handles integrated into the C-pillars, a rear end with vertical tail lamps and a small roof-mounted spoiler, a new instrument cluster and a different centre console.
The fire caused extensive damage in the rear of the plane and scorched the top of the outer skin of the fuselage just forward of the vertical tail fin.
And yesterday, the A350 XWB vertical tail was painted with the company's blue and white livery.
The back view is dominated by a large window framed by thin, boomerang-shaped, vertical tail light strips, while the absence of an exhaust pipe and a "zero-emissions" badge on the boot lid, gives the game away as to what really is powering the vehicle.
An ASDF rescue plane found the vertical tail of the fighter floating in the sea shortly after 11 a.
Vertical tail lights provide another familiar Cadillac design cue and, while the boot lid reflects the V-shaped front grille, the BLS also comes with a strong, business-like look on the road enhanced by the car's wide stance complemented by 18-inch seven-spoke alloys which fill out the strikingly flared wheel arches.

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