Date: 16 Sep 97 02:37:12 From: email@example.com (Edward Hahn) Organization: The MITRE Corporation References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.2124@ohare.Chicago.COM>, michael piersdorff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: <snip> >Given the problemms, why ever use t-tails? It does tend to solve the >problem of jet exhaust beating on the tail surfaces, which can be a >killer on structures. And in most normal flight conditions, the high >mounted tail is flying in cleaner (less disturbed) air, increasing its >effectiveness. More effectiveness results in less surface needed equals >lower weight and drag. This reminds me of an interesting model I saw when I worked for an airline: Back when the B757 was being developed (as a replacement for the B727), one of the early configurations had the engines on the wing, but retained the T-tail. Boeing went so far as to produce promotional models of this aircraft - one was kept by the manager of flight performance at the airline (he had 100+ of these models in his office). ed >>>> Ed Hahn | email@example.com | (703) 883-5988 <<<< The above statement is the opinion of the author. No endorsement or warranty by the MITRE Corporation is expressed or implied. Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.