Re: MD-95-30 becomes 717-200 "Regional Jet"

Date:         11 Feb 98 04:26:38 
From:         "David E. Pearce Jr." <david.e.pearce@ast.lmco.com>
Organization: Lockheed Martin
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Niels Sampath wrote:
> In article <airliners.1998.192@ohare.Chicago.COM>
>            don@news.daedalus.co.nz "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

There was a rebuild of horizontal stabs on high time 707's due to a
fatigue crack that was hard to find. A couple of 707's had their tails
fall off during landing. I believe these referb'd stabs were what were
put on the KC-135E's.