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Is there any reason why the frontal stabilizers aren't used on blimps or airships to ease maneuverability in i.e. gusty winds? Even the indoor blimps have tail-rotor, not the nose-rotor for rapid yaw movements.

Also, is there any reason why the "pusher" motors are used instead of puller-ones in the front (with an exception for P-791 from Lockheed M.)

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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Why are vertical stabilizers always at the rear of an airplane? $\endgroup$ – fooot Jun 13 '16 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I dare to say this isn't a duplicate post. I've carefully chosen the title to contain the word "use" rather than "rely-upon" or "replace". How about classical reasonably sized tail-stabilizers working together with tiny nose-stabilizers for improved agility? $\endgroup$ – FlegmatoidZoid Jun 13 '16 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ @fooot The other question you linked to is about "aircraft" and the answers only cover fixed-wing aircraft. This one is specifically about airships. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jun 13 '16 at 15:03
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    $\begingroup$ The principles of stability are the same. $\endgroup$ – fooot Jun 13 '16 at 15:09
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    $\begingroup$ Hmm, so why are there no aircrafts with i.e. 3 symmetric tail surfaces spaced at 120deg? $\endgroup$ – FlegmatoidZoid Jun 13 '16 at 16:25

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