Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Rear Engine A/C Vs. Wing Mounted  
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2560 posts, RR: 25
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

This is for all the professional pilots out there: in your experience, do the likes of the MD-80, DC-9 & 717 handle markedly different from other twin jets, like the 737, or the 757? Their outward appearance would make me think that they handle very differently, esp with the wings so far back, and the most weight probably towards the rear, with the engines mounted at the rear.... maybe I am wrong. If so, what are these differences, and which planes do you find easier to fly?....
I heard sometime on A.net that someone heard from a CO pilot that the 753 is "more stable" than the 752... whatever that means. hehe.... any comments?


2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

I suppose wing mounted engines are bigger and heavier than rear engines. of course, pilots like it bigger and heavier (better performance?)

Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Maybe try posting your thread in the Tech/Ops forum. I had a similar inquiry a long time ago. Perhaps some of the responses (there weren't many) may prove useful... If you feel like searching throught the archives.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Under Wing Engines Vs Tail Mounted Engines posted Wed Feb 27 2002 13:41:29 by Qatar
The Future Of Rear Engine Mounted Jets posted Wed Oct 24 2001 00:09:08 by Klm744
Wing Mounted VS. Fuselage Mounted posted Fri Oct 19 2001 02:16:30 by Jmacias34
Future Of Engine 2 Vs 4 posted Sun Mar 26 2006 21:26:04 by AirA380
Four Engine Swept Wing Twin Tail? posted Sat Oct 8 2005 15:23:40 by Jhiller
First Jet With Two Wing Mounted Engines? posted Sun Mar 20 2005 01:08:00 by ZRH
Frontier Engine's Vs. Jetblue posted Wed Nov 24 2004 16:26:17 by Atltraveler
4 Engine Vs 2 Engine Takeoff Performance posted Thu Aug 26 2004 20:06:02 by SATL382G
Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines.... posted Thu Feb 27 2003 05:25:02 by Zrs70
Will Boeing/Airbus Make Rear Mounted Engine A/c? posted Fri Aug 22 2003 21:07:57 by Chicago757