Re: 747 hump

Date:         16 Sep 97 02:35:25 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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Charles Crosby wrote:

> (snip)
> Considering the cross-section area plot on the same page, de-humping
> a 747 may well result in an increase in drag, in which case the hump causes
> negative fuel consumption ;-)

Hold on, do you state that if they would knock off the hump -- which
would result in a smaller front area -- fuel consumption would increase?
Is this due to the fact that the 747 fuselage isn't a tube but more an
elipse ?

Rgds,
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