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Old 09-13-2002, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a 30% reduction in the size of the MD-11 horizontal tailplane compared the tailplane of the DC-10-30. I could be wrong on the reasoning for the size difference, but I seem to recall it has something to do with the longer moment arm from the center of gravity (or is it center of lift?) to the tailplane thanks to the longer fuselage of the MD-11.
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