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Old Oct 15, 2007, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by E-Challenged
I notice from the photos that the stab also has a lot of positive incidence. Kinda reminds me of a Bleriot's setup.
The tailplane still looks to have 'negative' incidence relative to the main wing, which would make it a conventional (non-lifting) tail. Whereas the Bleriot had a lifting tail.

The main wing's high positive incidence is like the B-52's, which is related to the tandem LG trucks preventing rotation for takeoff. But the Dornier, being a taildragger, wouldn't have that issue. There ust be another rationale for the high wing incidence.

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