montenegro
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Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Tue Dec 04, 2001 10:39 pm

Hi to all my dear fellows,

Tako a look on this foto, don't you find that the horizontal stabilisator of the Mercure was too curved, I find it particularly non-usual, what about you?


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Savo
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Tue Dec 04, 2001 11:47 pm

A little too curved, a little too backward. The engines look like the designers took the idea from a cartoon drawing. An ugly aircraft all round.
 
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mighluss
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RE: Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Tue Dec 04, 2001 11:59 pm

not ugly!...let's say...different!
Miquel.
 
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RE: Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Wed Dec 05, 2001 12:11 am

Even the cockpit windows look like a cartoon. I still say the Mercure is ugly.
 
dee-see-eit
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RE: Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:58 am

I wouldn't say ugly. It remembers me to a first Airbus 320 study, look at the tail cone...

The horizontal stab is really angled upwards, but it seems to be related to the very small tail. Just aerodynamics, I guess.

DC8

 
astrojet
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RE: Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Wed Dec 05, 2001 5:09 am

I agree with Mighluss, not ugly, different.
 
milesrich
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RE: Horizontal Tail On The Mercure

Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:15 pm

Looks like an A-320 with JT-8's to me!

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