Date: 09 Mar 97 12:39:40 From: "john r." <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: silence References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1997.528@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Craig Welch <email@example.com> writes >Eric Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >>In the original DC-10's, was there something wrong with their flying >>attitude? I heard the backs had to be fitted as piano bars as >>passengers in the last few rows became sick on flights. Thank you. Dont know about the 10 but the 747 flies a little nose high as it was designed for 10c/gal fuel and a .87 mach cruise. When reality intruded and fuel prices went up in the 70's, flying a bit slower at about .83 saved signifigant fuel but gave a slight nose up attitude. This annoyed the boys and girls who had to push heavy duty free bars uphill. The recently canx. 500/600 series would have had a slower wing which would have removed this problem. -- john r.