Re: Rear Engined Aircraft

From: (Terrell D. Drinkard)
Organization: The Boeing Company
Date:         12 Jan 95 01:56:04 
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In article <airliners.1994.1798@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Limerock <> wrote:
>Terry, this is Paul M.  The body attitude at cruise creates a very small
>amount of lift but a significant nose up pitching moment thus reducing
>lift and drag losses due to trim.  The thrust vector is tilted upwards for
>the reasons given by myself and others in previous notes.

You are exactly right.  I forgot about the pitching moment.  Thanks.

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