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British Model Flying Association - Model planes terms
Category: Hobbies and Crafts > Model Aircraft
Date & country: 30/08/2013, UK
Words: 210


WASHIN
Twist incorporated in wing tips to raise the leading edge, to give more incidence at the tip than at the root

WASHOUT
Twist incorporated in wing tips to raise the trailing edge, to give less incidence at the tip than at the root

WINCH
A motorised towline spool for launching gliders

WINDING TUBE
A removable tube surrounding the rubber motor of a free-flight aircraft during winding, which protects the fuselage from damage in case of a motor breakage

WING
The principal supporting surface of an aeroplane

WING LOADING
Expression for the weight per unit wing area of a model Thermal gliders might have a wing loading of around 10 or 12 ounces per square foot, large scale power models may be over 24 ounces per square foot

WING SECTION
The chord-wise cross section of a wing

XTAL
Abbreviation for Crystal

YAW
A

ZOOM
An abrupt and steep climb