"Too small a rudder, instability and a tendency to want to rollover during approach.">
put a four piece rudder on the a/c that more then makes up for it's physical length. What data do you have that shows the a/c wants to roll during aproach? If you are refurring to FDX N611FE and China Airlines B-150, the a/c rolled after the gear and wing seperated the a/c and lost lift on the effected side causing it to roll. Both cases were pilot error, "improper landing technique". ConcordeBoy, are you prejudgeice? You tend to judge an entire a/c type on these two cases whose only flaw was the pilots flying them at the time. If you can judge an a/c type by a few cases then:
The 737 has a tendency to lawn dart during approach/departure/cruise;UA, N9031U; Indian Airlines VT
-EAM; Pacific Western Airlines, CF-PWC; Air Florida, N62AF; Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos, HC
-BIG;TAAG, D2-TBN; Thai, HS
-TBB; British Airtours, G-BGJL; VASP, PP
-SME; China Airlines, B-1870; LAN Chile, CC
-CHJ; Thai Airways, HS
-TBC; Condor, D-ABHD; Ethiopian Airlines, ET
; Brithish Midland Airways, G-OBME; VARIG, PP
-VMK; China Airlines, B-180; Xiamen Airlines, B-2510; ect ect....
The 737 has a tendency to brake up, Far Eastern Air Transport, B-2603; VASP, PP
-SMY;Gulf Air, A40-BK; EgyptAir, SU
; Iraqi Airways, YI-AGJ; Aloha Airlines, N73711; USAir, N416US; Philippine Airlines, EI
; ect ect....
Do you get my point? And this is just the 737, you could do this to any a/c type.
[Edited 2004-04-13 22:33:33]
psp. lead by example