vertical tail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vertical tail the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
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Usage

In literature:

That tails, both vertical and horizontal, may with safety be eliminated in gliding and other flying experiments.
"A History of Aeronautics" by E. Charles Vivian
When hovering by a flower, its tail is constantly expanded and shut like a fan, the body being kept in a nearly vertical position.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
The height of the tail between the vertical fins is equal to half the greatest height of the body.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
But the fin of its tail is horizontal, not vertical.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Jo's horse became nearly vertical, and she sat back against its tail.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
Normally the tail is carried almost vertically.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The tail is short, the fur set vertically in the skin, whence it is soft and velvety.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The porpoise is the true dolphin, the sailor's dolphin being a fish with vertical tail, scales and gills.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The backbone in man is mainly vertical; the backbone in the horse is horizontal except in the neck and the tail.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
You notice that the tail is flattened vertically, and not like the tail of the beaver, which is compressed horizontally.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
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In news:

"We have calculated that certain rudder movement inputs by pilots could cause a catastrophic failure of an airliner's vertical tail fin," he said.
It managed to return to base with severe battle damage and the big bomber could still fly even with largest sections of the huge vertical tail shot away.
Shuttle prototype Enterprise weathered Superstorm Sandy this week at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, but it sustained minor damage to its vertical stabilizer, or tail.
Single vertical tail, cropped delta wing, half-moon air intake beneath cockpit.
As the model passes vertical (tail down), start moving the collective back to positive, about 3/4 stick, since the model is tumbling back into upright flight, and start reducing the forward cyclic to prepare to resume slow forward flight.
A first-of-its-kind vertical tail wing allows the craft to transition through the various flight modes, Hardham says: "It's a whole new take on aviation".
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In science:

In this case, the law of the number of vertices of a Pq -distributed random map will have an exponential tail.
Scaling limits of random planar maps with large faces
For critical sequences, the law of the number of vertices of a Pq -distributed random map may have a tail heavier than exponential.
Scaling limits of random planar maps with large faces
It is known that in some random graph models with a heavy tailed vertex degree distribution the typical distance between vertices of the giant component is of order OP (log log n), see , , , , .
A note on loglog distances in a power law random intersection graph
The purpose of this section is to obtain a tail bound for the number of triangles in G with at least one bad edge but all good vertices.
The missing log in large deviations for triangle counts
In this section we obtain a tail bound for the number of triangles with all bad vertices.
The missing log in large deviations for triangle counts
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