Re: Q: Asymetric Stabilators on T-tailed Jets?

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         22 Mar 95 02:34:22 
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In article <airliners.1995.299@ohare.Chicago.COM> (TriStar500) writes:
>You shouldn't see split-elevators on a 727 with hydraulics on. A MD80 is a
>different story though. This airplane does not have powered elevators but
>uses old-fashioned control tabs. What this means is that without airspeed
>the elevators, and ailerons for that matter, can flop around and go where
>ever they want.

One other important point is that the 727 does not use a stabilator--it's
a trimmable horizontal stabilizer, with conventional elevators and control
tabs for manual reversion.  The DC-9 design might qualify as a stabilator.

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation