Date: 20 Jan 98 01:29:15 From: "elysium" <email@example.com> Organization: UUNET Internet Africa References: 1 2
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Brian Clouse wrote in message ... >I'd also really like to know why Boeing refuses to make any public >decision on shortening the plane to a 70-seater (which would make it a >pretty stubby-looking, draggy plane with a longitudinal stability margin >problem, I would think). The Dc9-10/20 series was described by many comm' jockeys as the nearest thing to flying a fighter in commercial aviation, in fact I recall ATC flagging them as an aeroplane to haul out of holding patterns when a small window of opportunity arose, due to their agility. Given the BMW RR motors I'd see the 70 seater as quite a proposition, wonder if they'll remove the slats ?? Pitch/ longitudinal stability was never a problem, considering the sweepback the machine had very good inherent balance. >From : firstname.lastname@example.org " Slow to erect, quick to topple -- A maverick gimbal ".