Origin of tail plane
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for tail plane
Now line up the centre part of the main-plane with the tail-plane.
Two of them got between my gun and our tail-plane, so that they were safe from my fire.Cavalry of the Clouds
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