Aviation - INTRODUCTION
EARLY HISTORY
THE 19TH CENTURY
KITTY HAWK AND AFTER
HISTORIC HEADLINES
WORLD WAR I AND AFTER
WORLD WAR II
AFTER WORLD WAR II
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Airplane
HOW AN AIRPLANE FLIES
SUPERSONIC FLIGHT
AIRPLANE STRUCTURE
Wings
Tail Assembly
Landing Gear
Control Components
Instruments
PROPULSION
TYPES OF AIRPLANES
Land Planes
Carrier-Based Aircraft
Seaplanes
Amphibians
Vertical Takeoff and Landing Airplanes
Short Takeoff and Landing Airplanes
Space Shuttle
CLASSES OF AIRPLANES
Commercial Airplanes
Military Airplanes
General-Aviation Aircraft
HISTORY
The First Airplane Flight
Early Military and Public Interest
Planes of World War I
Development of Commercial Aviation
Aircraft Developments of World War II
The Jumbo Jet Era

AIRPLANE STRUCTURE




AIRPLANE STRUCTURE - Airplanes Generally Share | Basic Components Of An Airplane


AIRPLANE STRUCTURE

The streamlined exterior of modern airplanes hides a complex balance of form and function. The basic components of an airplane include the fuselage, wings, tail assembly, and landing gear. The fuselage houses the pilot, passengers, and cargo. The wings provide the lift that enables the plane to fly. Movable ailerons on the wings help control lateral motions. The tail assembly includes movable parts that help control vertical motions and fixed parts that increase stability during flight. The landing gear enables the plane to move along runways during takeoffs and landings. Light, single-engine planes such as this one are popular with private pilots. (AIRPLANE STRUCTURE - Airplanes Generally Share, Basic Components Of An Airplane)

Airplanes generally share the same basic configuration-each usually has a fuselage, wings, tail, landing gear, and a set of specialized control surfaces mounted on the wings and tail. (AIRPLANE STRUCTURE - Airplanes Generally Share, Basic Components Of An Airplane)

Assembling an Airplane The forward fuselages of three 747-400 aircraft are under construction on a Boeing assembly line. The 747-400 is one of the most popular large commercial aircraft and can carry more than 400 people.Stone/Mark Wagner The fuselage is the main cabin, or body of the airplane. Generally the fuselage has a cockpit section at the front end, where the pilot controls the airplane, and a cabin section. The cabin section may be designed to carry passengers, cargo, or both. In a military fighter plane, the fuselage may house the engines, fuel, electronics, and some weapons. In some of the sleekest of gliders and ultralight airplanes, the fuselage may be nothing more than a minimal structure connecting the wings, tail, cockpit, and engines. (AIRPLANE STRUCTURE - Airplanes Generally Share, Basic Components Of An Airplane)



AIRPLANE STRUCTURE - Airplanes Generally Share | Basic Components Of An Airplane