How to use tail plane in a sentence
The fuselage may have become warped upward or downward, thus giving the tail-plane an incorrect angle of incidence.
The tail-plane may be mounted upon the fuselage at a wrong angle of incidence, in which case it must be corrected.
He was eventually killed through the breaking of the tail-plane of his machine in descending at a flying meeting at Bournemouth.A History of Aeronautics | E. Charles Vivian
Tail-Plane—A horizontal stabilizing surface mounted at some distance behind the main lifting surface.
Nacelle—That part of an aeroplane containing the engine and pilot and passenger, and to which the tail plane is not fixed.
British Dictionary definitions for tailplane
a small horizontal wing at the tail of an aircraft to provide longitudinal stability: Also called (esp US): horizontal stabilizer
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