PARTS OF AN AIRPLANE

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General Aviation planes vary in size and shape but the basic parts remain the same. Cessna Caravan Cirrus SR20 Piper Seneca Aviat Pitts S2C Eclipse 500 Gulfstream Business Jet .

Low-wing High-wing .Airplanes have wings that generate lift.

.The body of an airplane is called the fuselage.

.Most General Aviation airplanes have one piston engine that drives a propeller.

.The engine cowl covers the engine compartment.

. has a third wheel in the front. Above: Tricycle gear. Below: Taildraggers have their third wheel in the back.Typical airplanes have three wheels as part of the landing gear. like a bike.

.Fuel tanks are usually located inside the wings.

Airplanes have windshields just like a car. . Light airplanes don’t need wipers as the propeller blast clears rain away.

Canopy .Airplane doors vary from model to model.

four.Pilot and passengers sit in the cockpit. . Most light airplanes have two. or six seats.

” Left turn Right turn Left turn Left turn .Ailerons on the rear edge of the wings tilt the wings for a turn or “bank.

The elevator (on horizontal stabilizer) moves up (or down) to force the nose of the airplane up (or down.) .

The rudder (on the vertical stabilizer) moves the airplane’s nose left or right. Push left rudder pedal and the plane turns left Push right rudder pedal and the plane turns right . helping it turn.

Flaps on the wings change the shape of the wing to provide more lift and drag. This allows the airplane to fly slower. Flaps down .

Windshield 17. Engine Cowl . The Main Parts of an Airplane 1. Fuselage 8. Left Wing Flap 13. Propeller 2. Right Wing Strut 4. Horizontal Stabilizer 9. Rudder 11. Wing 5. Door 15. Vertical Stabilizer 10. Right Wing Flap 7. Fuel Tanks 16.The basic parts of a airplane. Left Wing Aileron 14. Right Wing Aileron 6. Landing Gear 3. Elevator 12.

ORG/PATH 12/2005 .AOPA.To learn more: GO TO WWW.

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