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Washout
This term is used to describe a designed warp in the wing of an airplane. The warp makes the angle of attack more steep at the wing tips than at the root of the wing. This helps prevent tip stalls.


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See also: Angle of Attack | Tip Stall | Wing Root Added by: mkranitz
Waterfall (3D Trick)
A waterfall is an elevator that is done while doing constant rolls.


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Added by: MOJO65-9or10
Weather Vane(ing)
Helicopter tail control performance degradation as a result of the aircraft's airspeed forcing the tail surfaces to remain parallel to the direction of airflow.


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Added by: rf_reggie
Weave Patterns
The weave pattern descibes the manner warp yarns and fill yarns are interlaced in composite fabrics such as fiberglass, kevlar and carbon fiber.


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Added by: firstplaceaviator
Wet-start
Relating to turbine engines. When fuel has pooled in the engine during the start sequence. The result is flames shooting from the rear of the engine.


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Added by: Shok
Wheel Offset
Wheel offset is the additional distance from the center of the wheel to the inside part of the wheel that attaches to the axel. If a vehicle has a 2mm wheel offset, the axel will meet the wheel hub before it gets to the midline of the wheel, effectively lengthening the track width of the vehicle.


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See also: Track Width Added by: mkranitz
Wind Sock
A tubular flag like device that shows the direction of wind movement. Wind speed may also be opproximated by the angle at which the sock hangs. Used by pilots to aid with takeoff, landing, and flight patterns.


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Added by: Flight Risk
Winding
Used in electric motors to refer to the shellac coated wire that makes up the electromagnetic component. When a current is passed through the winding a magnetic field is created and usualy "focused" by wrapping it around an iron metal core to increase its field strength.


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See also: Turn Added by: foxabilo
Wing Planform
In referance to a airplane wing planform no taper is where the leading edge and trailing edge are parallel from the wing root to the tip.

"Single taper" is where the leading edge or trailing edge tapers from the wing root to the tip "double taper" is where the both leading and trailng edges taper from the root to the tip.

Also known as "taper" or "wing taper"


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See also: Taper Added by: marcv
Wing Root
The inner-most portion of the wing located in the center of the fuselage. The wing root is where a two-piece wing is joined.


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See also: Washout Added by: mkranitz
Wishbone
An outdated term synonomous with "suspension arm". The term was coined because suspension arms resembled chicken or turkey wishbones.


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Added by: Jared1106
WOT
A abbreviation for Wide Open Throttle


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Added by: T-MAXX1234
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