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    Re: V Tail Bonanza ruddervator control mixer diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by Vector View Post
    What about in the case of Scaled Composite V-Jett II or the new Cirrus Jet. Could it be that engine placement constrict options? In both instances, a single engine was used. Not arguing with you but trying to understand the decision making of a potential aircraft manufacturer.
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    V tail on the Cirrus jet made the fuselage 100 times simpler to make. No long engine ducts and no structure that had to miss an engine. It looks cool.
    Yeah, good point. In some cases packaging constraints make the V-tail the more effective option.

    As for the V-jet, I don't know why they used a V-tail. It appears to combine the suboptimal access of buried engines with the structural awkwardness of ring spars required to react bending moment around each engine, and then tops it off with a generous helping of intersection drag. At a guess, I'd say they did it that way because they could, and because the Williams guys footing the bills (with Uncle Sam's help) thought it looked awesome radical way kewl.

    Oh, yeah, there are also sometimes observability issues, as on the F117. But that's on a way smaller wavelength.

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    Re: V Tail Bonanza ruddervator control mixer diagram

    Thanks all. I am looking at a pusher ruddervator design.

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