In 1979, Piper made a controversial design decision, opting to follow the T-tail
configuration, which consists of a vertical stabiliser and a rudder, attaches the fuselage.
Piper Arrow IV) while gaining it back as it accelerates.
The Embraer is a low wing T-tail
aircraft powered by two rear mounted Rolls-Royce turbofans, with a speed of over 800 km/h and a cruising altitude of 37,000 ft.
Aerospace engineering research at Surrey University is set to help measure and predict the "flutter" that is seen in some aircraft with a T-tail
configuration, where the fin and the stabiliser form one structure.
While most initially believed pitch-up was caused by the swept-back wings, I personally thought it was the wing that blanked-out flow over the T-tail
(elevators) at high AoAs.
A new T-tail
configuration has also been adopted as a drag-reduction measure.
The Bekas wears a cantilever, high-arched wing design with a T-tail
and a forward-mounted propeller--as will the as-yet unnamed drone.
Beginning to move surface forces into a place to help coalition partners stabilize the environment is a wonderful way to provide persistence, but the first sets of people on the ground are normally Airmen tasked by USTRANSCOM to Air Mobility Command, and normally the first things you see on CNN or Sky News or BBC are a big T-tail
airplane, and these days you'll see a South Carolina flag on it or you'll see a mountain painted on the side of it from McChord (Air Force Base, Wash.
The aircraft is an aluminum airframe with a T-tail
and a straight wing that includes LED lights.
Handling is similar, not particularly responsive--especially in roll--but always honest and predictable except for the quirkiness in pitch on takeoff and landing due to Piper not quite getting the T-tail
Although this might seem limiting at first, it encompasses designs as diverse as Beechcraft's Model 18 Twin Beech and Model 35 V-tail Bonanza, Cessna's Model 336/337 Skymaster, plus T-tail
designs like the Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow and PA-32RT-300 Lance.