- Feb 13, 2010
- World traveler
Amusing how most of the airframe is simple, straight lines or simple single curves, but the horizontal tail is elliptical.
Did they hire an outside engineer (Supermarine or Heinkel) to design the tail? We all know how well outside engineers contributed to the wing design of the Messerschmitt 210. Hah! Hah!
Seriously, an elliptical tail makes sense if you are bending and laminating tip-bows with multiple layers of wood.
Yes, that occurred to me as well, my mythical scaled-down pseudo MB2 would have a straight-tapered wing and a straight-tapered horizontal tail to match. In fact, Mooney-like straight leading edges and forward-swept trailing edges would work well here, maybe with a horizontal tail that emulated the fin and rudder.