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Old 03-26-2006, 04:08 PM
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The Pilatus PC-21 appears to have a very short tail-moment compared to its longish fuselage ahead of the wings (I'm assuming to house the turboprop engine) when comparing to your graphic. This is especially apparent in the third PC-21 flyby shot.


Is this normal for the PC-21? I may be wrong (usually am) but it would seem visually, that the CG is further forward?

It just struck me odd, that the tail-moment is so visually short.

EDIT: OK...took a closer look at the third flyby shot, and the trailing edge main wing and leading edge rear stabilizer have fillets that make the tail-moment appear so short. Comments?

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