This is the horisontal
wing at the back of the aircraft that helps keep the gilder
pointed forward. On the back of the glider is a movable
flap which is connected to the controle column and alters
the pitch of the glider.
A small wheel at the back of the glider to stop the tail
from dragging along the ground. Offten gliders have detachable
wheels (called tail dollies) which swivel to make the glider
easer to move around. These are removed before the glider
At the back of the tail there is oftern a lifting handle
to help manover gliders around. It would not be a good idear
to move the glider using any part of the tail that was not
designed for the perpouse.
The airbrakes are two paddles that normaly are foldered
away in the wing. When coming to land (or requiring to desend
quickly) a pilot can pull a lever in the cockpit which deployes
the airbrakes. Rather than slow the aircraft down they spoil
the way the wing work enabling the aircraft pilot to increase
the rate of decent for any given speed. At any time the
pilot can put the brakes back in.
There are a pair of flaps on the trailing edge of the wings.
When the pilot wants the glider to role to the right he
pushes his stick to the right this moves both ailerons together
(in this case the right aileron would go up to make the
wing drop and the left would go down to make the right wing