The wingspan (or just span) of an airplane or a bird, is the distance from the left wingtip to the right wingtip. Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft. Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. For example, the Boeing 777 has a wingspan of about 60 m (200 feet). WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The term wingspan, more technically extent, is also used for other winged animals such as pterosaurs, bats, insects, etc, and other winged aircraft such as ornithopters. For other meanings see Pterodactyl (disambiguation. Pterosaurs (ˈtɛrəsɔr from the Greek πτερόσαυρος pterosauros Insects ( Class Insecta) are a major group of Arthropods and the most diverse group of Animals on the Earth with over a million described Early history The idea of constructing wings in order to imitate the flight of birds dates to the ancient Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarus For example, a Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) caught in 1965 had a wingspan of 3. The Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) is a large Seabird from the family Diomedeidae which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. 63 m, the official record for a living bird.
The wingspan of an aircraft is always measured in a straight line, from wingtip to wingtip, independently of wing shape or sweep. A swept-wing is a wing Planform common on high-speed Aircraft, with the wing swept back instead of being set at right angles to the Fuselage.
Planes with a longer wingspan are generally more efficient because they suffer less induced drag and their wingtip vortices do not affect the wing as much. In Aerodynamics, lift-induced drag, induced drag, vortex drag, or sometimes drag due to lift, is a drag force that occurs whenever Wingtip vortices are tubes of circulating air which are left behind by the Wing as it generates lift. However, the long wings mean that the plane has a greater moment of inertia about its longitudinal axis and therefore cannot roll as quickly and is less maneuverable. This article is about the moment of inertia of a rotating object. Aircraft flight control surfaces allow a pilot to adjust and control the aircraft's flight attitude Thus, combat aircraft and aerobatic planes usually opt for shorter wingspans to increase maneuverability. .
Since the amount of lift that a wing generates is proportional to the area of the wing, planes with short wings must correspondingly have a longer chord. WING "ESPN 1410" is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton Ohio operating with 5000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios offices and transmitter located on David In reference to Aircraft, chord refers to the distance between the leading edge and trailing edge of a Wing, Horizontal stabilizer or Vertical stabilizer An aircraft's ratio of its wingspan to chord is therefore very important in determining its characteristics, and aerospace engineers call this value the aspect ratio of a wing. Aerospace engineering is the branch of Engineering behind the design construction and science of Aircraft and Spacecraft. In Aerodynamics, the aspect ratio of a wing is defined as the square of the wing span divided by the wing area
To measure the wingspan of a bird, a live or freshly dead specimen is placed flat on its back, the wings are grasped at the wrist joints,ankles and the distance is measured between the tips of the longest primary feathers on each wing. In Human anatomy, the wrist is the flexible and narrower connection between the Forearm and the palm. Flight feathers are the long stiff asymmetrically shaped but symmetrically paired Feathers on the Wings or Tail of a Bird; those on the
In basketball, a fingertip to fingertip measurement is used to determine what is known as a player's wingspan. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m This is also called reach in boxing terminology. This article is about the physical measurement For other uses of the term see Reach Reach (also known as Wingspan) is the physical