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high-tailed aircraft

high-tailed aircraft
An airplane with a horizontal tail on top of the fin. Also called a T-tail.
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With excellent handling (it doesn't have the quirky behavior on takeoff and landing of the Seminole--Beech did its T-tail right), decent performance on 180 HP a side and two cabin doors, the Duchess is a popular multi-engine trainer even though the marque was never produced in large numbers.
The C-5 is a high-wing cargo aircraft with a 65-foot tall T-tail vertical stabilizer.
For example, an airplane may suffer pronounced loss of pitch authority as it slows (e.g., Piper's T-tail Piper Arrow IV) while gaining it back as it accelerates.
As we taxied past the run-up area, another aircraft radioed that they could see something sticking up from the top of our T-tail. As we pulled into our assigned spot, maintainers were waiting to examine the mysterious malfunction.
The Embraer is a low wing T-tail aircraft powered by two rear mounted Rolls-Royce turbofans, with a speed of over 800 km/h and a cruising altitude of 37,000 ft.
Aerospace engineering research at Surrey University is set to help measure and predict the "flutter" that is seen in some aircraft with a T-tail configuration, where the fin and the stabiliser form one structure.
While most initially believed pitch-up was caused by the swept-back wings, I personally thought it was the wing that blanked-out flow over the T-tail (elevators) at high AoAs.
A new T-tail configuration has also been adopted as a drag-reduction measure.
The Bekas wears a cantilever, high-arched wing design with a T-tail and a forward-mounted propeller--as will the as-yet unnamed drone.
Beginning to move surface forces into a place to help coalition partners stabilize the environment is a wonderful way to provide persistence, but the first sets of people on the ground are normally Airmen tasked by USTRANSCOM to Air Mobility Command, and normally the first things you see on CNN or Sky News or BBC are a big T-tail airplane, and these days you'll see a South Carolina flag on it or you'll see a mountain painted on the side of it from McChord (Air Force Base, Wash.).
The giant "T-tail" entered the active inventory on 17 December 1969 and has been a source of national strength, pride, and worry ever since.