Re: 777 engine tow-in

Date:         05 Nov 99 00:04:10 
From:         Ernie Fidgeon <>
Organization: @Home Network Canada
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Sunil Gupta wrote:
> Does anyone know why the engines on the 777 toe-in?  I've never seen this on
> any other airliner.

Most commercial a/c and even turboprops have a slight toe-in of the
intake.  This is down as a result of local flow characteristics and in
some instances to provide a thrust line that reduces impingement of the
exhaust stream on the horizontal tail during rotation of the a/c.  I
cannot recall other specific reasons.