Re: AA 777-200IGW

Date:         17 Mar 99 01:24:42 
From:         Tom Turton <tturton@cowboys.anet-dfw.com>
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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.