Re: An-124 and wing dihedral

Date:         29 May 98 02:43:39 
From:         John van Veen <>
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Richard Rea wrote:
> This isn't the first Russian transport with negative dihedral.  The
> explanation I received in my old manual stated (speculation, perhaps?) that
> in flight, when the wings were supporting the full fuselage load that they
> would bend level.  Is this a common thing with large, heavy transports?

It is with the B-52.  The wings bend up a bit in flight.