- A method of sideslipping in which a coarse rudder is applied to swing a tail from side to side. This is used to reduce speed during the approach to land. Fishtailing is rarely practiced with modern aircraft.
Aviation dictionary. 2014.
Look at other dictionaries:
Fishtailing — (also called tank slapping ) is a car handling problem which occurs in rear wheel drive vehicles when too much power is applied for the driving conditions. Typically this applies to low friction roads due to debris (eg. sand, gravel), or bad… … Wikipedia
fishtailing — n. left and right motion by the rear of a vehicle (such as during a skid), spin out by the rear of a vehicle … English contemporary dictionary
Automobile layout — In automotive design layout specifies where on the car the engine and drive wheels are found. Front wheel drive types A Front engine, front wheel drive layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. This layout is… … Wikipedia
Mercedes-Benz W209 — The Mercedes Benz W209 cars have been produced since 2002. They are sold under the CLK Class model names. The W209 is based on the W203 C Class. It replaced the C208 CLK Class after 2004 which were the first car to carry the CLK moniker.The W209… … Wikipedia
Mercedes-Benz C209 — 2003 2006 Mercedes Benz CLK320 coupe The Mercedes Benz C209/A209 cars have been produced since 2002. They are sold under the CLK Class model names. The C209/A209 is based on the W203 C Class. It replaced the C208 CLK Class after 2004 which were… … Wikipedia
Allison V-1710 — The Allison V 1710 aircraft engine was the only indigenous US developed V 12 liquid cooled engine to see service during WWII. A sturdy and trustworthy design, it unfortunately lacked an advanced and efficient mechanical centrifugal supercharger.… … Wikipedia
Steering — For other uses, see Steering (disambiguation). Part of car steering mechanism: tie rod, steering arm, king pin axis (using ball joints). Steering is the term applied to the collection of components, linkages, etc. which will allow a vessel (ship … Wikipedia
Norton Motorcycle Company — Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd Industry Motorcycles Founded 1898 Headquarters Donington Park, United Kingdom … Wikipedia
Electronic stability control — (ESC) is a computerized technology  that may potentially improve the safety of a vehicle s stability by detecting and minimizing skids. When ESC detects loss of steering control, it automatically applies the brakes to help steer the… … Wikipedia
Downforce — Three different styles of front wings from three different Formula One eras, all designed to produce downforce at the front end of the respective race cars. Top to bottom: Ferrari 312 (1979), Lotus 79 (1978), McLaren MP4 10 (1995) Downforce is a… … Wikipedia