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Question About MD-11 Engines

Sat Jan 19, 2002 2:28 pm

Why is the tail engine so long and the wing guys so fat and short?
 
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RE: Question About MD-11 Engines

Sat Jan 19, 2002 2:36 pm

The engine in the tail is the same exact engine as the one in the wings... there is just a lot more ducting to get the thrust out through the tail.
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RE: Question About MD-11 Engines

Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:43 pm

Actually, there is a lot more ducting to get the air through the tail to the engine - it is very obviously located at the rear of the duct, not the front! You obviously cant have a huge gap between the fin and the fuselage in front of the engine intake, and you cant really have the fin carrying on down, interupting the intake. So thats why there is a long duct.

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