Date: 11 Feb 98 04:26:38 From: "David E. Pearce Jr." <email@example.com> Organization: Lockheed Martin References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Niels Sampath wrote: > 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 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.