On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 14:52:24 -0400 David Megginson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
The important thing to note is that the airflow *above* the wing also curves down, not just the airflow below it. That is why, even with the same incidence angle, the hstab sees a different angle of attack in the wings' downwash even if it is level with or slightly above the wings themselves.
So, from the point of view of the horizontal stabilizor, that pesky downwash happens because "wings really suck". ;-)
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