It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by northwolf
how does a top mounted engine effect the airflow over the wing?
Originally posted by defcon5
Also there are a number of aircraft that have tail mounted engines, or both tail and wing mounts, DC-9’s, MD-80’s, 727’s, L1011’s, DC-10’s, and MD-11’s to name a few…
Just my 2 cents, but I am not an aviation engineer.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The MD-80 DOESN'T have one in the tail and two in the wings. The L1011, DC-10, and MD-11 were the only ones that had that configuration.
Originally posted by kilcoo316
Oh, and looking at the wing sweep - or lack of - I assume the aircraft is strictly subsonic [not even transonic] so the upper surface won't be quite as sensitive to obstructions as would be the case for a Mach 0.8 airliner.
Originally posted by RedMatt
I guess this is where I say, "what does everyone else think?"
Originally posted by Darkpr0
Placing engines in interesting places isn't a new idea. Anyone remember the DeHavilland Comet? Nice plane. Engines were actually IN the wings. This gave it a characteristic "clean" look and it looked a lot more futuristic than our current commercial jets . No kidding.
Originally posted by intelgurl
Supposedly it cruises at 450 mph