main plane

    • one of the principal supporting surfaces of an aircraft, esp either of the wings

    • both wings considered together

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How to use main plane in a sentence

  • As those on one end rise, those on the other end fall below the level of the main plane.

    Flying Machines | W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • In the Clarke models with the small front plane, the centre of pressure is slightly in front of the main plane.

  • Do not construct models (intended for actual flight) with a tractor screw-main plane in front and tail (behind).

  • There were only small tail lights, one above and one below the main plane, to warn following drivers against collision.

  • The main plane is twisted, or warped, when banking, much in the same way that the Wright biplane is warped.

    The Mastery of the Air | William J. Claxton