The horizontal part of the tail. The horizontal stabilizer helps to increase the stability of the aircraft. It is also known as a tailplane.
Located at the rear of an airplane or helicopter fuselage, this planar surface serves to keep the airplane stable on its pitch axis. Report this Word See also: Pitch Axis Added by: mkranitz
loosely called the "wing," the airfoil-shaped surface mounted horizontally above the transom and usually adjustable for trimming.