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Old Aug 09, 2012, 10:00 PM
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I think it all comes down to the smaller prop having less gyroscopic effect on stability. A perfect example was the Northrop YB-35 which was prop driven and required no vertical surfaces. When converted to a YB-49 with jet power four small vertical fins were added to recover the lost stability. My .02 worth.
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