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butterfly tail [1 record]

Record 1 2004-04-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Aircraft Airframe
DEF

A tail assembly with surfaces at a pronounced dihedral forming a V, each side serving both as horizontal and vertical surfaces.

OBS

V-tail unit; butterfly-type tail unit: terms standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cellule d'aéronefs
DEF

Empennage ne comportant que deux surfaces dotées d'un fort dièdre et d'aucune surface verticale.

CONT

Une action concomitante des volets portés par un empennage papillon assure la commande en profondeur de l'aéronef, tandis que leur braquage différentiel en assure la direction.

OBS

empennage papillon : terme normalisé par l'Organisation internationale de normalisation (ISO).

PHR

Empennage en V inversé.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Célula de aeronaves
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