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In aeronautics, canard (French for duck) is a type of fixed-wing aircraft in which the tailplane is ahead of the main lifting surfaces, rather than behind them as in conventional aircraft, or when there is an additional small set of wings in front of the main lifting surface.


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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:52:30 -0700

A duck's flat beak assists it to maintain stable flight ( the french for duck is canard ), and a feature that inspired certain aircraft manufacturers. Many types of canard aircraft have been developed, some experimental, like the XB-70 Valkyrie ...

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:53:52 -0700

EAA AirVenture has a long history of debuting innovative aircraft designs. In 1975, the VariEze canard aircraft set a world record in closed-course distance and founded the use of glass-reinforced plastic in aviation that was later adopted by ...


Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:36:20 -0700

The airshow regularly attracts some of the best pilots in the world, and this year is no exception with the arrival of the world's only 'canard' aircraft aerobatic team, La Patrouille REVA. They will be taking to the air to show off the skills ...
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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:09:03 -0700

Most canard aircraft such as Burt Rutan's designs increase the efficiency by having both the canard, which controls pitch like the typical horizontal tail, and the main wing add to the overall lift of the airplane. On the Piaggio, all three surfaces ...

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:26:15 -0700

“This year it is a pleasure to welcome for the first time La Patrouille REVA and their amazing-looking l'Acroez canard aircraft. “I'm sure the crowds will greet them with our fantastic, traditional warm Sunderland welcome, that many of the teams ...
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700

An Airbus Group Defence & Space statement, concerning the black boxes of the A400M which crashed in Seville (Spain), on May 9, has led to some speculation. The Spanish investigation commission (CITAAM) in charge of the inquest confirms that there had ...
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:01:57 -0700

The two A400M's black boxes have been handed over to the investigating spanish judge in charge of the judicial inquiry. Their analysis should identify the causes of the accident. The investigations are coordinated by the Spanish Ministry of Transport.


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