Date: 11 Feb 98 04:26:37 From: "Matthew Lehde" <email@example.com> Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc. References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Niels Sampath wrote in message ... >In article <airliners.1998.192@ohare.Chicago.COM> > firstname.lastname@example.org "Don Stokes" writes: >>I don't recall a change to the horizontal stabiliser on the 707 -- >>what was it (and why)? > > Yes, when the change was made from `turbo' to fan jets > they got new stabs. Includes retrofits-> not sure exactly > `why'. May have just been a useful aerodynamic modification > based on on-going research that needed major downtime to > install (i.e. during re-engining) as much as due to the > change in engines. Were these new stabs bigger? Maybe the turbofans were heavier and the weight of a heavier horizontal stab. aft of the CG would re-balance the airframe. Or vice versa. Just brainstorming... You guys know waaaaay more than me about 707s. :) email@example.com matt lehde, 747 assembler Fly Boeing!