Rudder

Technology / Aviation / Rudder: The movable vertical control surface used to rotate the airplane about its vertical axis. The pilot operates the rudder by the movement of the foot pedals in the cockpit.

Winglet

Technology / Aviation / Winglet: A small, stabilizing, rudderlike addition to the tips of a wing to control or employ air movement. MORE

Crab

Technology / Aviation / Crab: A rudder-controlled yawing motion to compensate for a crosswind in maintaining a desired flight path, as in a landing approach. MORE

Fin

Technology / Aviation / Fin: The fixed part of a vertical airfoil that controls the yaw of an aircraft: the movable part being the RUDDER. Sometime referred to as Vertical Stabilizer. MORE

Hysteron-Proteron

Entertainment / Literature / Hysteron-Proteron: Using anastrophe in a way that creates a catachresis (see under tropes), an impossible ordering on the literal level. For instance, Virgil has the despairing Trojans in the Aeneid cry out in despair a MORE

Joystick

Technology / Aviation / Joystick: A single floor- or roof-mounted control stick—sideways movement produces ROLL, and forward/backward movement produces PITCH (rudder pedals produce YAW). MORE

Empennage

Technology / Aviation / Empennage: An aircraft's tail group, includes rudder and fin, and stabilizer and elevator. Old French: empenner, to feather an arrow, from Latin penna, feather. MORE

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