Parts of an Airplane

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Parts of an Airplane
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  1. the control surface in on the outside part of
    the wing. This controls the motion
    around the longitudinal axis in the roll direction
    ailerons
  2. The material that covers the plane. Made part Al. with high purity for corrosion resistance and an Al. alloy for strength
    ALCLAD
  3. the acute angle between the chord line and
    relative wing (where the wind is blowing)
    angle of attack
  4. The fixed angle between the chord line and the longitudinal axis
    angle of incidence
  5. relative frame of reference. “nose up”
    attitude
  6. vertical-yaw
    longitudinal-roll
    lateral-pitch
    axis
  7. the curvature of the airfoil
    camber
  8. a small wing like structure in the front of plane that functions as the elevator
    canard
  9. structure without struts
    CANTILEVER
  10. point where all three axis meet and all the weight is concentrated
    center of gravity
  11. the line between the leading edge and trailing edge of the wing
    chord line
  12. 2 main wheels and one tail wheel. Harder to land
    CONVENTIONAL GEAR
  13. the protective covering over the engine that
    helps with streamlining and cooling the engine
    cowl (ing)
  14. the design that includes upward sloping of an airfoil. Helps with stability in the
    longitudinal axis. “Seagull” planes.
    dihedral
  15. the control surface in on the horizontal stabilizer on the tail. This controls the
    motion around the lateral axis in the pitch direction
    elevators
  16. the tail section of the plane including horizontal and vertical stabilizers, rudder, elevators, trim tabs
    empennage
  17. structure that helps to produce smooth outlines and to reduce drag (smooth out connecting spot such as a strut to the wing)
    fairing
  18. structure
    to help with stability
    fin
  19. hinged surfaces on the trailing edge of the wing that are inboard. Used to increase the speed for a stall to help with take-off and landing. Augmented lift. Helps to allow a descent with a short runway or obstacles
    flaps
  20. the main structure of the plane to which everything is attached
    fuselage
  21. main longitudinal strength-carrying member of the fuselage. Truss type structure
    longeron
  22. frame that has the strength in the skin. A single integrated surface. Egg.
    monocoque
  23. the SEPARATE part that covers the engine and mounts to the plane. Helps with streamlining.
    nacelle
  24. a shock absorber in the landing gear that is similar to car absorbers (air/oil absorbers)
    oleo struts
  25. covering of the wheel that helps with
    streamlining and reduce drag
    pants
  26. a plane with a rear facing prop
    pusher plane
  27. the forming elements of the wing that give the wing its camber
    ribs
  28. movement around the longitudinal axis
    roll
  29. the control surface in on the vertical stabilizer on the tail. This controls the motion around the vertical axis in the yaw direction
    rudder
  30. control surfaces on the leading edge of the wing which extend to produce extra lift allowing for a higher AOA. Helps with short take-off and landing
    slats
  31. the gap between the slat and leading edge of wing that can give the airfoil a different path allowing a stall to be delayed, helps lower landing speeds
    slots
  32. gap between flap and wing which helps with the airflow, creates the opening for a slot
    slotted flap
  33. the main structural element of the wing. Attached to fuselage and go in the lateral direction
    spar
  34. plates that are attached to the top of the wings that when in use are vertical and help to reduce lift to help with landing
    spoiler
  35. “moving tail,” elevator+stabilizer
    stabilator
  36. a thin strip of wood that is used to create the shape of the plane, also what the skin in attached to
    stringer
  37. supporting member of structure
    strut
  38. small control surfaces that help to control the trim of the plane to help avoid fatigue of pilots
    trim tab
  39. An intentional twist to counter act the torque by the engine, left-up, right- down
    wash-in; wash-out
  40. horizontal airfoil
    wing
  41. movement around the vertical axis
    yaw

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