In a message dated 5/1/00 12:51:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< So essentially they are utilizing some lifting body aerodynamics (and
they've got the wind tunnel work to prove it) to provide the majority of the
lift in forward flight, and the rear wing is there merely to take some or
the load off of the rear engines so they can produce more forward thrust...
Mike, in the back of my mind I seem to recall that the "rear wing" becomes
important to lift in the power off or emergency condition. Does that make
any sense or no?
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