Date: 08 Sep 97 02:03:44 From: Syiad.Al-Duri@t-online.de (Syiad T. Al-Duri) Organization: Telekom Online Internet Gateway References: 1
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Steven.Nicolaou@zippo.com (Steven.Nicolaou) wrote in sci.aeronautics.airliners > I read somewhere that T-tails have poorer handling at low speeds. Why is > this? Also, what other disadvantages do T-Tails have compared to non-T-tail > aircraft and what advantages (for that matter) do they have in order to > be preferred to non-T-tails? Low speed means high angle of attack (AoA). A high AoA results in the T-tail being subjected to a disturbed airflow from the main wing. With a T-tail, the engines can be mounted to the rear of the fuselage. This is better for small aircraft, to avoid ingestion of foreign objects into the engines. Syiad <Syiad.Al-Duri@brr.de> // <Syiad.Al-Duri@t-online.de> \X/ <email@example.com> -- There is ONE reason to use Windows95 -- it has multitasking: you can boot the system and crash it simultaneously!