Fuselage

Technology / Aviation / Fuselage: An aircraft's main body structure housing the flight crew, passengers, and cargo and to which the wings, tail and, in most single-engined airplanes, engine are attached. French: fusel?©, tapering.

Airframe

Technology / Aviation / Airframe: the structure of an aircraft without the powerplant. It is generally considered to consist of five principle units - the fuselage, wings, stabilizers, flight control surfaces, and landing gear. MORE

Monocoque

Technology / Aviation / Monocoque: Type of fuselage design with little or no internal bracing other than bulkheads, where the outer skin bears the main stresses: usually round or oval in cross-section. Additional classifications are (1 MORE

Swing-Wing

Technology / Aviation / Swing-Wing: A wing whose horizontal angle to the fuselage centerline can be adjusted in flight to vary aircraft motion at differing speeds. MORE

Longeron

Technology / Aviation / Longeron: A principal longitudinal member of a fuselage's framing, usually continuous across a number of supporting points. MORE

Seaplane

Technology / Aviation / Seaplane: A water-based aircraft with a boat-hull fuselage, often amphibious.The term is also used generically to define a similar Flying Boat and a pontoon FLOATPLANE. MORE

Bay

Technology / Aviation / Bay: Any specific compartment in the body of the aircraft. It may also refer to a portion of a truss, or fuselage, between adjacent bulkheads, struts or frame positions. MORE

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