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1) airfoil. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Airfoils that are manipulated to produce variable forces are called control surfaces. Ailerons, control surfaces hinged to the trailing edges of wings, can produce...

2) control stick. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A lever used to control the motion of an aircraft by changing the angle of the elevators and ailerons....

3) airplane. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of the fuselage). At the trailing edge of the wings are auxiliary hinged surfaces known as ailerons that are used to gain lateral control and to turn the airplane....

4) flight. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...each wing the interlocking of the larger feathers forms a surface that acts somewhat like the ailerons, or movable airfoils, of an airplane. In wing motion, the leading...

5) Curtiss, Glenn Hammond. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...and spectacular flight from Albany to New York City in 1910. In 1911, Curtiss invented ailerons, which he attached to his newly developed seaplane. He organized (1916)...

6) stick. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A marijuana cigarette. 5a. The control device of an aircraft that operates the elevators and ailerons. b. Informal A stick shift. 6. Nautical A mast or a part of...

7) autogiro. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...by an ordinary engine and propeller, and control is maintained by a rudder, elevators, and ailerons. In one type, fixed wings are absent, and the rotor provides all...

8) glider. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...consist of a pedal to operate the rudders and a control stick to operate the elevators and ailerons. Otto and Gustav Lilienthal of Germany made the first successful...

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