Re: DC 10-ski topples on to its rear when unloaded!

From: (Christopher Hutton)
Organization: Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Date:         16 Feb 94 01:10:27 PST
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I remember hearing about the need for ballast in the nose on some British
air-craft due to union out-cries when the planes were outfitted with 
mechanical stairs in the front.  After trying to simply remove this option
it was found that due to ensuing balance problems they had to put concrete
in the nose to solve the problem.  Could this be related to this discussion?


Christopher Hutton