Objective: In this topic, the cadet will;
apply airframe terminology in the construction of a flying model airplane.
Why does the cadet need to know this?
Cadets need to know aircraft terminology when working around pilots and when on the flight line.
Supply 1 each for every student:
Airplane Pattern (copied on heavy card stock)
Pattern available at:
Draw a schematic of an airplane on the board.
Define and explain:
Fuselage - French (fusel - spindle + age - like)
Aileron - French (diminutive of aile - wing)
Empennage - French (en-to put + penne-feathers + age-like -- like putting feathers on an arrow)
Wing - Old Norse (vŠngr - to blow)
Rudder - Old Norse (ruthr - the act of steering)
Flaps - Mid Eng.(flappe - hinged flat board)
Elevator - Latin (elevare - to raise)
Cowling - Latin (cuculle - monk's hood)
Pass out airplane construction material.
Build gliders using new vacabulary.