Date: 17 Mar 99 01:24:42 From: Tom Turton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Posted via RemarQ, http://www.remarQ.com - Discussions start here! References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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Hugh Dickson wrote: > Aloha, The 777 tail cone was called a "boat tail" and > was supposed to add to lateral stability. Hugh Are you sure about this? When McDonnell Douglas changed the tail cone on the MD-80 aircraft from conical to boattail, I thought I heard it was because of reduced drag.