• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

T stabilizer vs V stabilizer

speedbirdted

Well-known member
#2
Usually T tails are better in cases where you need to keep the elevator away from something, like the prop wash or water. V-tails have less drag.
 

JasonK

Well-known member
#3
I just realized that a T tail is different from the traditional tail (which i guess is an upside down T), which is what I was originally thinking about. I have a design in mind that I want to work on.. at least after I get some more flight experience. and wanted to start doing some research to prep for my design.
 

Merv

Well-known member
#4
For us mere mortals, I don’t think there is any significant difference between a T tail & the traditional inverted T.

If you are using 1,000’s of gallons of jet fuel, a T tail can put the horizontal stabilizer in cleaner, less turbulent air. This makes it more effective, therefore it can be slightly smaller & reducing drag.