WesternDC6B From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
In looking at various pictures of older aircraft, I notice that a lot of British aircraft have a rather high amount of dihedral angle for the horizontal stabilizers. The Vickers Vanguard and Viscount, and the Comet are examples. Compare these to any of the Douglas DC-series prop airliners, or the Bristol Britannia, with virtually no noticeable dihedral.
Will any of you engineers please explain what the thinking was in back of the difference in design? Thank you.
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