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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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Nine design variables, namely, wing span (b), wing reference area ([S.sub.ref]), wing sweep angle ([W.sub.Sp]), fuselage length ([L.sub.f]), fuselage diameter ([D.sub.f]), horizontal tail area ([S.sub.ht]), vertical tail area ([S.sub.vt]), specific fuel consumption (C), and engine thrust (Th) for optimization were chosen as the representative set for optimization:
The second segment of the research involved the testing of a similar specimen installed in the vertical tail of the Cessna T-303 Crusader test bed aircraft.
The 10 metre tall, composite vertical tail plane is produced, as for all Airbus aircraft, at Airbus' Stade site in Germany.
It remains a tall car, with a vertical tail, a five-door-only shape and a large glass area, bigger than before (slightly longer, wider and taller) but sat upon the same wheelbase, so the roadway footprint remains basically unaltered.
Thai Airways International (THAI) on Wednesday said that the vertical tail section for its first Airbus A380 has been painted with the carrier's logo.
In the perimeter lane decoration, we see the same quadruped (dog) with the tall vertical tail, but on this pair the quadruped figures alternate around the perimeter with the classic Cheyenne "1890s Triangle" designs.
See the fuselage and vertical tail wing of the aircraft above the cab of the truck?
The 162 was given a larger vertical tail, but during a "power-on and cross-controlled" stall it got into a "rapid and disorienting spin." This time the airframe chute did deploy and the aircraft came down with minor damage.
However, since the Cessna 150/152 airplanes are used for training, aerobatics and spins, which place additional loads on the vertical tail surface, the FAA wants technicians, owners and operators to remain aware of the problem.
The collision caused the F-104 to disintegrate and ripped off all the XB-70's left vertical tail and half of its right.
Distinctive styling features on the Wagon include a wedgeshaped profile, LED lights in the high-level brake lamp, which is positioned in a rear spoiler, and vertical tail lamps - a Cadillac hallmark.
Distinctive styling features on the Wagon include a wedge-shaped profile, LED lights in the high-level brake lamp which is positioned in a rear spoiler and vertical tail lamps - a Cadillac hallmark.

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