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Black Pudding
5th Jun 2015, 15:01
A few years ago, I am sure I read that the lift position was slightly ahead of the C of G on Airbus meaning the tail plane was having to create a lift force and not a down force to fly level, adding to the total lift and thus saving fuel ? Been trying to find this info. Am I wrong ? Any thoughts

megan
6th Jun 2015, 07:57
Am I wrong ?Yes

A330 - Longitudinal Stability [Archive] - PPRuNe Forums (http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-377199.html)

http://arrow.utias.utoronto.ca/~liu/files/CASI_Revision_3_Paper.pdf

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1877705811027007/1-s2.0-S1877705811027007-main.pdf?_tid=6b224c8a-0c1c-11e5-9857-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1433575370_1c90af33e736cc70b0dd6d09dfb0e148

http://repository.tudelft.nl/assets/uuid:d0450f45-f383-411e-b455-1eda6ace08e8/MSc._Thesis_-_Quinten_Jansen.pdf

Should keep you off the streets for a while. :)