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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In addition, the reduction in the areas of horizontal tail and vertical tail also contributed to the improved takeoff weight value.
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.
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 162 was given a larger vertical tail, but during a "power-on and cross-controlled" stall it got into a "rapid and disorienting spin.
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.
Carbon-carbon also lines the leading edges of the wings and the vertical tail.
The agency envisages introducing about 40 planes for the ASDF and 80 for the MSDF, they said, adding three other companies are expected to join in development of the vertical tail assembly for the planes, the officials said.

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