The Empennage

The Empennage

The Empennage of an aircraft is popularly known to be the tail section. The overall design consists of a tail cone, stabilizers including the movable aerodynamic surfaces. On the other side of the flip, the cone is made up of the structural members similar to that of the fuselage. Typically the cones are made of the lighter construction since they receive the lesser stress when compared to that of the fuselage. There is a list of the other components which are constructed heavily when compared to that of the tail cone. The fixed surfaces help in the stabilization of the aircraft, at the same time the movable surfaces help in the direction of the aircraft during the flight. Both the horizontal stabilizer and the vertical stabilizer come under the movable surfaces. The movable surface is nothing but a rudder which is usually located at the edge of the vertical stabilizer. On the other side of the coin, the elevator is located at the edge of the horizontal stabilizer. The overbuilt of the stabilizers are more or less similar to that of the wing construction; the construction of the horizontal stabilizer is done in a similar manner compared to that of the vertical stabilizer.