Date: 04 Apr 2001 16:41:28 From: R J Carpenter <email@example.com> References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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Stephen H. Westin wrote: > > 2. Structure. Instead of carrying the weight of the engines > through the wing roots and fuselage, they are attached to the > part that holds them up, the wing. Am I naive in thinking that a "flying" tail could support the rear engines without any of their weight being supported by the wings??? The first rear-engined jet, the Caravelle, didn't have a true T-tail. The horizontal tail surface was still fairly low on the fin. Bob C.