Re: AA 777-200IGW

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:53:59 
From:         Tarver Engineering <jtarver@tminet.com>
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Tom Turton wrote in message ...
>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.

Bandwidth starvation, same as Hugh says.  The DC-9 was a noisy airplane
before the change; sitting in the back was miserable.

John