tailplane

(redirected from tailplanes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to tailplanes: horizontal stabilizer

tailplane

(ˈteɪlˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) a small horizontal wing at the tail of an aircraft to provide longitudinal stability. Also called (esp US): horizontal stabilizer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

tailplane

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

tailplane

[ˈteɪlˌpleɪn] n (Aer) → stabilizzatore m
References in periodicals archive ?
So keep kicking air carriers in their tailplanes until they do the same.
The presented mobile robotic system is designed for machining operations of large aircraft components made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP); for example wing covers or horizontal and vertical tailplanes. Components like these often have large dimensions with up to 15 meters of length.
Companies like Airbus are fully integrated across Europe with wings built in south Gloucestershire, tailplanes in Spain, final assembly in Toulouse, and paint and interior work taking place in Hamburg.
In addition, Vickers turned out nearly 700 complete aeroplanes, 850 wing and tailplanes, 6,000 propellors, over three million shells and ''the whole of the transmission mechanism of the British rigid airships'.'.