Old 31st Mar 2011, 22:02
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airsupport
 
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"Smoothest" will always be over the wings because of location of CG, about which roll, pitch and yaw occur. The further you are from the CG, the more pronounced the movement about these axes. Vertical and horizontal displacements affect the whole plane equally. Forward of the wings is generally quieter. Conversely, aft of the wings is generally more noisy.
Yes, as I said earlier too, the smoothest ride MUST BE over the wings, it is just simple mechanics/engineering.

That well may NOT be the quietest, most comfortable, safest etc but that is NOT what was asked.
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