Components of Airplanes

Fuselage: The main body of an aircraft. It holds crew, passengers and cargo.

Cockpit: Cockpit, the place which pilots control the aircraft, is the area located near the front of an aircraft.

Wing: Wing is a part of an aircraft that produces lift, while moving through air or other fluid.

Empennage: The empennage or the tail, is a structure at the rear of an aircraft that provides stability in pitch and yaw axis during a flight. It consists vertical and horizontal stabilizer surfaces.

Engine: Aircraft engine, the component which push forward the aircraft, is the part of an aircraft that generates mechanical power.

Ailerons: Aileron is a hinged flight control surface of the trailing edge of each wing of aircraft. It changes Roll Axis.

Elevators: The elevators are usually hinged to the tail of the plane or at the rear of the horizontal stabilizer. It changes Pitch Axis.

Rudder: The rudder is a hinged section at the rear of the vertical stabilizer. It changes Yaw Axis.

Flaps: Flaps are a type of high-lift device used to increase the lift of an aircraft wing. Flaps are usually mounted on the trailing edges of wing of aircraft.

Slats: Slats are aerodynamic surfaces on the leading edge of the wings of aircraft which, allow the wing to operate at a higher angle of attack.

Trims: Trims are small control surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on an aircraft.

Spoiler: Spoilers are plates on the top surface of a wing that can be extended upward into the airflow to spoil it, to reduce airspeed.


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