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Aircraft
A device that is used for flight in the air.
Airplane
An engine-driven, fixed-wing heavier than air that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of air against its wings
Truss
A fuselage design made up of supporting structural members that resist deformation by applied loads.
Monocoque
A shell-like fuselage design in which the stressed outer skin is used to support the majority of imposed stresses. Monocoque fuselage design may include bulkheads but not stringers.
Semi-Monocoque
A fuselage design that includes a substructure of bulkheads and/or formers, along with stringers, to support flight loads and stresses imposed on the fuselage.
Airfoil
An airfoil is any surface, such as a wing, propeller, rudder, or even a trim tab, which provides aerodynamic force when it interactswith a moving stream of air.
Empennage
The sections of the airplane that consists of the vertical stabilizer, the horizontal stabilizer, and the associated control surfaces.
Nacelle
A streamlined enclosure on an aircraft in which an engine is mounted.