Re: Rear engined aircraft. (727 DC9 MD80)

From:         jjm@swl.msd.ray.com (James Murphy {75881})
Organization: Raytheon Company
Date:         07 Dec 94 01:15:45 
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Also, flying is a balancing act of forces such as lift/weight and CL/CG.

Jettisoning an engine would SIGNIFICANTLY alter the CG of an aircraft,
probably inducing a nose-down attitude that the control surfaces would
lack sufficient authority to overcome.

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