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October 2010 Issue

Safety Is No Accident: Canards

We look at whether the various “stall-proof” canard designs live up to their reputation.

The appeal of canard-type designs hasn’t faded, and the design was heralded as inherently safer because of its resistance to stalling. Ron Wanttaja reveals the veracity of that claim given the accident numbers.

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