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Font Horizontal Stabs

Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:01 pm

Last Sunday I saw an airplane with front horizontal stabilizers, landing in the Girona airport (Spain). These stabilizers were close to the airplane nose.

Obviously it was a commercial plane. I have no picture at all. Do you know which kind of plane it could be? I'd like to take some pictures next week end.

Thanks in advance, Jose
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RE: Font Horizontal Stabs

Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:06 pm

This one?

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RE: Font Horizontal Stabs

Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:32 pm

Yes ! Thanks  Smile

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RE: Font Horizontal Stabs

Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:13 pm

Technical term for that control surface is "canard".
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RE: Font Horizontal Stabs

Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:20 am

The Piaggio P180 Avanti's canards are flapped and are used for pitch trim.


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