deceleron


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deceleron

(diːˈsɛlərɒn)
n
(Aeronautics) (on a fixed-wing aircraft) a type of aileron that enables the aircraft to have a degree of control when it goes into a roll
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During a Basic Post-flight inspection on an A-10 aircraft, SSgt Winchell noticed the right deceleron (acts as a speed brake on the A-10) had approximately 6 inches of delamination coming from the forward right-hand corner.