Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         19 Apr 2001 16:40:31 
From:         gbeaman@pei.sympatico.ca (Gord Beaman)
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Geno Rice <geno@monmouth.com> wrote:

>R J Carpenter wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
>I thought that for stability the tail is required to provide negative
>lift.
>
>Geno Rice
>
Indeed that's correct Gino...