From: email@example.com (Greg Wright) Organization: Boeing Date: 10 Dec 92 00:52:13 PST References: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1992.100@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory R. Travis) writes: > >BTW, just to be pedantic: The wings do not each contribute exactly >50% of the total lift. Remember that that fuselage itself contributes >a SUBSTANTIAL amount of lift at cruise as do the horizontal stabilizer >surfaces (in certain flight regimes!). > This is not as substantial as one might think. While some lifting bodies are very good at producing lift the typical commercial fuselage is not. Because of it's inablility to be a very efficient producer of lift, ie. it makes LOTS of drag in doing so, we try to keep the lift of the body to a minimun. As far as the stab's go, at cruise they will be counter- acting a nose-down or nose-up pitching moment depending on the CG and gross weight at that particular time in the flight. Because, again, with lift you get drag, the horiz. stab. is best kept at zero lift if possible. >greg, the math bimbo >-- >Gregory Reed Travis D P S I >Data Parallel Systems Incorporated email@example.com (For MX mailers only!) >Bloomington, IN firstname.lastname@example.org (For the others) > -- ________Greg Wright____________ "I struggle to be brief | email@example.com | and become obscure." | firstname.lastname@example.org | |____uunet!bcstec!gregory_______| NOT A BOEING SPOKESPERSON.