Date: 19 Apr 2001 16:40:32 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gord Beaman) Organization: ISLAND TEL References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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John Liebson <email@example.com> wrote: --cut-- > >What about wing-mounted-engine aircraft that _also_ have tail-mounted >fuel tanks? But those tanks are comparatively very small John, their purpose is for trimming out the aerodynamic drag of the aircraft's 'stability system' when it's not essential. It's only used in stabilized cruise conditions, so for takeoff and landings these tanks are always empty. The engines are not fed from them.