A surface that helps to provide longitudinal stability for an aircraft, stability in pitch
A surface that helps to provide stability for an aircraft. An airplane has two stabilizers: a vertical stabilizer and a horizontal stabilizer. Stabilizers are like the feathers on an arrow, which keep the arrow pointed in the right direction.
airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
a horizontal rudder on the tail that, as the name implies, usually keeps the plane level, but can, in the case of a runaway, tilt the nose down
also known as the horizontal stabilizer, the stabilizer provides stability about the pitch axis
The Stabilizer is the fixed horizontal surface at the rear of an aircraft. It provides pitch stability for the aircraft.
See Horizontal Stabilizer, Vertical Stabilizer.
Horizontal surface which stabilizes the airplane around its lateral axis.
For aircraft, the horizontal stabilizer or tailplane is a fixed or adjustable surface from which an elevator may be hinged. In some aircraft models, the entire horizontal stabilizer rotates and functions as an elevator. This combination is often called a stabilator.