From: Dave Benjamin <email@example.com> Organization: Slip.Net Date: 04 Aug 96 16:44:54 Followups: 1 2
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Let me say up front that the MD-80 is among my favorite airliners to fly in -- very quiet up front (not so in the rear, but I can normally avoid the aft rows), good T/O and climb performance, POWERFUL flaps. But I can't get over the far aft positioning of the wings, negative incidence of the stab, and positive incidence of the thrust. How do all of these combine to make the MD-80 an efficient flying machine (or do they not)?