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Questions tagged [convair-880]

A family of four-engine narrowbody jetliners produced by Convair between 1959 and 1963; only 102 were ever produced, and the money lost caused Convair to exit the airliner business permanently.

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Why does the Convair 990 produce this howling sound during landing?

Watching this video of a landing Convair 990, one can hear a whooshing howl at about 0:11-0:12, as it flares just prior to touchdown (not to be confused with the run-of-the-mill howling that you can ...
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Why are the Convair 880's yokes shaped differently from each other?

Looking at this picture of a Convair 880's flight deck... (Image originally by the San Diego Air & Space Museum at Flickr, via Wikimedia Commons) ...the captain's and first officer's control ...