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Grade 6 Science - Flight Key Terms
Terms in this set (21)
Sections of the wing which can move up or down and control roll.
The amount of force air exerts on an object.
Any weight-carrying structure designed to navigate through the air which can be supported either by its own buoyancy or by the action of the air against its surfaces.
An object designed to obtain maximum lift when moving through the air (wing, rudder).
The direction in which an airplane is pointing in relation to the earth's surface (banking, pitching, yaw) or the relation of the wings and nose to the horizon.
Moving air creates a low pressure area.
The resistance air exerts on a flying object.
The horizontal part of a plane's stabilizer used to control pitch.
The main body of the plane.
Aircraft that have no engines.
The force opposed to gravity which lifts the airfoil.
Up or down attitude of the nose of the plane.
Any devise propelled by the ejection of gases and air.
Rotation of the fuselage.
The hinged section of the tail of the airplane which helps the plane move right or left; that is yaw.
The connecting lines on a parachute.
The ability of an airplane to control pitch, roll and yaw in order to maintain altitude after a disturbance.
The maximum velocity of a falling body.
The force produced by an aircraft which pushed the plane upward.
Left or right attitude of the nose of a plane.
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