Definition of Horizontal tail
1. Noun. The horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft.
Generic synonyms: Stabilizer
Group relationships: Empennage, Tail, Tail Assembly
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Literary usage of Horizontal tail
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1. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"A curved aeroplane with means for changing its curvature said aeroplane having at Us rear a horizontal tail-surface, with means for swinging It vertically, ..."
2. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"... to the path of travel, and a horizontal tail-surface approximate to the rear of said aeroplane, with means for vertically swinging said tati-sur- face. ..."
3. Hazell's Annual edited by Watson and Viney (1911)
"To the rear of the horizontal tail is hinged the horizontal rudder, or " elevator," and to the rear of the vertical tail the vertical rudder. ..."
4. Hazell's Annual edited by Watson and Viney (1910)
"horizontal tail. (The tail moves as a whole and is pivoted on a universal joint It moves ... Edge view of horizontal tail. D Engine K. Propeller. F, Petrol. ..."
5. Learning to Fly in the U. S. Army: A Manual of Aviation Practice by Elisha Noel Fales (1917)
"... tioned must be met by a strong opposite righting force, and this latter is furnished by the horizontal tail surface. In the angle of equilibrium of 2° ..."
6. Practical Aeronautics: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1912)
"Two small, triangular vertical rudders, one above and the other below the horizontal tail plane, are hinged to the rear edges of two triangular stabilizing ..."