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FUSELAGE
houses cabin and or cockpit which contains seats for occupants and controls for the airplane
OPEN TRUSS STRUCTURE
Common on early airplanes. Identified by clearly visible struts and wire braced wings
STRESSED SKIN
Outside skin supports all or part of flight loads. Ex:) monocoque or semi-monococque
MONOCOQUE
Uses the skin to support almost all imposed loads
SEMI-MONOCOQUE
Uses a structure riveted to the airplane's skin to maintain shape of airframe and increase strength
WINGS
contoured to take maximum advantage of lift. Attached at middle, top, or lower portion of fuselage.
MONOPLANE
Airplane with one set of wings
BIPLANE
Airplane with two sets of wings
AILERONS
Control surface extending from the midpoint of each wing outward to the tip. Move in opposite directions to turn.
FLAPS
Extend outward from fuselage to midpoint on each wing. When extended, flaps move down to increase lifting force for takeoff and landing.
EMPENNAGE
Consists of vertical stabilizer, horizontal stabilizer. Like feathers of an arrow.
RUDDER
Attached to back of vertical stabilizer. Used to move nose of airplane left and right.
ELEVATOR
Attached to back of horizontal stabilizer. Used to move nose up and down.
STABILATOR
One piece horizontal stabilizer.
TRIM TAB
Located on elevator. Used to lessen resistance felt on flight controls due to airflow over control surface. Or help maintain surface in position