9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
currently doing a project on the 777 aerodynamics, performance and handling qualities
Can anyone here tell me how the 777's horizontal and vertical stabliser contribue to the 777 performance
Also does anyone know what contribute's to the stability of the 777?
FredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2313 times:
I think you need to ask a very much more specific question.
Without the stabilising surfaces, the aircraft would spin out of control. That is how they contribute to stability and their main effect on performance. This holds true for most aircraft and is not specific to the 777.
By the sound of it, I would suggest dropping the 777 for now, even if it is a favourite of yours, and focusing more on general handling and stability. You will have the opportunity to specialize later. Then you will be able to ask the question with a lot more precision as well.
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Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
As Mr T says, it's a very broad question.
However, in general, FBW aircraft can get away with a smaller empennage since the FBW can help by making frequent, very precise corrections even with limited surface area. Smaller empennage, in general, means less drag.
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