The Fuselage

The Fuselage

The body of the airplane is popularly known to be the fuselage, a hollow tube where all the pieces of an airplane are integrated together. Generally, the shape of this gigantic part is determined by the mission of the aircraft. It is said to be that an airliner has a wider fuselage in order to carry more number of passengers. Then the pilot has his seat in the cockpit at the front of the fuselage. Both the passengers and the cargo are carried in the rear position of the fuselage. The fuel will be stored in the wings; the weapons are carried on the wings. Both the engine and the fuel are placed at the rear portion of the fuselage. Generally, the overall weight of the aircraft is distributed all along the aircraft. Including of the fuselage, passengers along with the cargo plays an important portion of the weight of the aircraft. Then comes the predominant types; these types of the fuselage structures are a special kind of construction in which the external one controls the major part including all kind of the stresses. In the earlier part of the constructions; the truss types are used and the present provide the strength to the weight ratios.