Re: Trijet engine mounts

From: (Phydeaux)
Organization: E 4th St Home For The Overeducated Underemployed - New Jersey Div.
Date:         03 Feb 93 02:11:31 PST
References:   1 2 3 4
Followups:    1 2
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

In article <airliners.1993.105@ohare.Chicago.COM> weiss@hougen.SEAS.UCLA.EDU (Michael Weiss) writes:
>The tail engine on the DC-10 (and MD-11) is also pitched, quite likely for the
>same reason(s) as the DC-9.  That has me wondering about the L-1011; the engine
>is mounted inside the fuselage, so it is difficult to tell if it is pitched
>from horizontal.  Does anyone know if it is?  And, if it isn't, why would the
>L-1011 NOT have the pitched rear engine while the DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, and 727

My  question  about   the   L-1011 is  that   since   it   sounds like
manufacturers go to  great pains  to not  'bend' the airflow  why does
that rear have a duct that does just that? Why doesn't the tail engine
mount look more like the DC-10?