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Old Oct 16, 2010, 06:49 PM
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Yes what you say makes sense. As to the planes you mention with incidence -- the F-86, Mig 15 and T-45 -- I see a pattern there. Those are the planes with the fattest fuselages, and so they are draggier, and consequently slower-flying planes. I'm not an aircraft designer, but wouldn't a slower-flying plane need more tailplane incidence, to hold that wing up in a higher-angle-of-attack position, for slower flight? Just a thought.
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