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|Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 1):|
Yes, the engines on the MD80 are mounted with about 2.8 degrees of pitch. This is to align the engine with the downwash behind the wing.
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 2):|
They are also toed out, that is the intakes point outwards in the vertical plane. Wing mounted engines are toed in instead. This is all to align with airflow.
|Quoting MX757 (Reply 4):|
It's funny, the little things like that. I worked DC9/MD-80's exclusively for 3 years back in the mid 90's and I never paid any attention to engine pitch and toe out angles. I guess I was too busy fixing the damn things. Interesting little tidbit though. Thanks for the info