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Bwia Tristar Rudder Larger Than Normal?  
User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 922 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2914 times:


I read somewhere that BWIA's Tristar's rudders were larger than the regular Tristar 500 rudders? Is this true? It was said that they needed it to be larger to takeoff from shorter runways. To me, from pictures, they look the same as other -500s.



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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

The 3 originally ordered by BW had slightly `deeper' rudders. Emphasis on the word `slightly'...it wasn't very obvious.

[Edited 2004-05-12 11:53:18]

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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

BWIA had slightly larger/deeper rudders installed on their aircraft becuase they needed to lower the Vmcg airspeed to enable them to take off from shorter runways at high weights.

This was mainly for the smaller Carribean islands they served with the L1011.


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User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2439 times:

Hey guys,

Thanks. So there was truth to this statement.

Best Regards,


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