tailplane

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tailplane

(ˈteɪlˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) a small horizontal wing at the tail of an aircraft to provide longitudinal stability. Also called (esp US): horizontal stabilizer
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Noun1.tailplane - the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
horizontal tail - the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
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Translations

tailplane

[ˈteɪlpleɪn] N (Aer) → plano m de cola
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tailplane

[ˈteɪlˌpleɪn] n (Aer) → stabilizzatore m
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Several respondents said that with both rudder and stabilator trim, the airplane does not need an autopilot.
Continuity was also confirmed from the stabilator and rudder to the mid-cabin area.
The aircraft managed to land but the left stabilator sustained major damage.
Damage on the aircraft indicates a lightning strike, with exit holes on the trailing edge of both LAU's and delamination of the aircraft skin on the stop of the vertical stabilator.
The four-seat high-wing airplane mates an all-carbon-fiber fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator. It flies at up to 140 knots for up to 715 nm, and sells for $345,000.
The following parts all have seals: the pitch, roll and yaw piston; the primary servo pistons in the hydraulic deck; the main rotor damper pistons; the main landing gear struts; the tail landing gear struts; the tail rotor servo piston and the stabilator actuator.
The stabilator of the mishap aircraft and another squadron's wing were too close to each other.
Mitchell performed a visual inspection of the running helicopter, he noticed that the stabilator was moving.
One would require 3,100 Piper Comanches to undergo inspections of the stabilator horn assembly.
Engberg, a software developer, said his plane's tail section was bent and twisted, the horizontal stabilator damaged beyond repair, the right wing crushed at its midway point and both wing tips damaged.
In 1946, nobody knew that a high-performance jet fighter needed such appurtenances as a stabilator (instead of an elevator); irreversible, hydraulic flight controls with artificial feel; redundant hydraulic systems; pitch and yaw stability augmentation; ejection seats; air conditioning; and others.