Re: 747 hump

Date:         28 Sep 97 20:59:09 
From:         luisma@spainmail.com (Luis Manuel Perez Llera)
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El día 25 Sep 97 01:39:41 , faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure) dijo:

>In article <airliners.1997.2186@ohare.Chicago.COM>, marcmsc@geocities.com wrote:

>> How can a fuselage contribute to the lift ????
>
>Any object moving through the air will affect the airflow around the
>object.  So if a fuselage shape makes air act in a way that creates lift,
>you have lift.  It's the same principle as the NASA lifting bodies that
>were, or are, under study.  If the fuselage can be designed to provide
>enough lift, you don't need wings.

Right, except the fuselage lift is one order of magnitude lower than the
wings lift.