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What Is A Dorsal Fin?  
User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1036 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,
GR.

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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1021 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 (13 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 988 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
have fun  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
FW


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