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Another AN-72 Question From Mark  
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 42
Posted (16 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

OK, I'm still having a problem with this whole blown-flaps Coanda-effect thing.

All I ever hear is how wonderful it is and how great the short-field performance is...blah blah blah.

What's the downside? There has to be a reason that there's only one aircraft (the AN-72) using this configuration? What problems does this present that makes it undesirable or impractical?

"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
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User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Hi Mark,

Well iam afraid i can't answer your question however it came into my mind that the russians had several costly experiments on aviation stuff which was always found good (also by western experts) but never really went into mass production. Think of the Hydrowater stuff (you know the subject our friend Starship brought up last week) and of the TU154 which was operated by liquid gas instead of jetfuel...etc. All this stuff was maybe very genius but simply not practical enough to justify large scale production.

well, just my opinion


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