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 (pictured), and amongst some of the more famous, are the Eurofighter and the Rafale fighter aircraft. In business aviation, the Piaggio 180 Avanti is one example.
But what differentiates a canard from other aircraft? You don’t have to look long to see it. The answer, which you will never forget, lies at the end of the video. This one minute video is produced at least on a weekly basis. Enjoy learning and have fun with aeronewstv.