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What Is A Dorsal Fin?  
User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

I know I've heard it once before but can't remember what it exactly is so if anyone could tell me please what it is and what it is used for.

Many thanks in advance.

Best regards,

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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

The dorsal fin is the part on front of the tail reaching forward. It is used on some aircraft for aerodynamical reasons, and on some to house antennae.

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User currently offlineF-WWAI From Andorra, joined Dec 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

little late, but I really wanted to draw yr attentention to this flying machine:

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the xingu has a huge dorsal fin for lateral stability
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