Date: 08 Sep 97 02:03:44 From: email@example.com (Andrew Muir) Organization: Nobody but me References: 1 Followups: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1997.2060@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Steven.Nicolaou@zippo.com wrote: >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? Its not the low airspeed but high angle of attack that gets T-tails. If you are at low air speed and go to High aoa, the stabilizer gets into the wings dirty air causing the tail to stall and resulting in a crash. To avoid this the stick pusher was developed early in th elife of the 727 and BAC-111.