Deceleron

A U.S. Navy A-6E Intruder approaches for a landing on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in 1980, with its decelerons and tail hook deployed.

A deceleron, or split aileron, was developed in the late 1940s by Northrop originally for use on the F-89 Scorpion fighter aircraft. It is a two-part aileron that can be deflected as a unit to provide roll control, or split open to act as an air brake. Decelerons are also used on the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, the A-6 Intruder and the Northrop B-2 Spirit flying wing.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • deceleron — [dē sel′ər än΄] n. [< DECELERATE + (AILER)ON] an aileron used to slow down an aircraft in flight; speed brake …   English World dictionary

  • deceleron — /dee sel euh ron /, n. Aeron. an aileron that acts as a brake. [b. DECELERATE and AILERON] * * * …   Universalium

  • deceleron — An aileron speed brake used especially on certain types of jet aircraft. Also known as a crocodile …   Aviation dictionary

  • deceleron — de·cel·er·on …   English syllables

  • deceleron — dēˈseləˌrän noun ( s) Etymology: decelerate + on (as in aileron) : a split lateral control surface combining the functions of aileron and air brakes on an airplane * * * /dee sel euh ron /, n. Aeron. an aileron that acts as a brake. [b.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Northrop F-89 Scorpion — F 89 Scorpion Formación de tres F 89Ds (S/N 52 1959, 52 2141, 52 2138) del 59.º Escuadrón de Cazas, Bahía Goose, Labrador, Canadá. Tipo Interceptor biplaza todo tiempo Fa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Compass — This article is about the direction finding instrument used in navigation. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation). A simple dry magnetic pocket compass …   Wikipedia

  • Aileron — For the band, see The Ailerons …   Wikipedia

  • Fuselage — of a Boeing 737 shown in brown The fuselage (pronounced /ˈfjuːzəlɑːʒ/; from the French fuselé spindle shaped ) is an aircraft s main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo. In single engine aircraft it will usually contain an… …   Wikipedia

  • Flight data recorder — An example of a flight data recorder; the underwater locator beacon is the small cylinder on the far right. (English translation of warning message: FLIGHT RECORDER DO NOT OPEN) …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.