Re: 747 hump

Date:         25 Sep 97 01:39:41 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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Steve Lacker wrote:
> Marc Schaeffer wrote:
> > How can a fuselage contribute to the lift ????
>
> The same way a wing does! higher air velocity on the upper surface
> results in a lower pressure on the top surface than on the lower one.
> Thats exactly how "lifting body" aircraft (thus far mainly experimental)
> operate.

Does *any* of todays commercial a/c have such a fuselage ??
If yes, what amount of total lift (%) does it provide ??

> Now, I don't know whether or not the 747 hump truly produces lift... but
> a lifting fuselage is possible.

Take a banana as fuselage and you got it  :-)

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