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Putting vertical surfaces at the front is pretty much trying to make the plane fly backwards in the yaw axis. Remember that it is just a weathervane. It will want to switch ends same as a weathervane would if you reverse it to the wind direction and let it go. If you tried to fly a plane configured like that, you'd crash as soon as you got airborne, unless ...


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Would it even work properly? Depends on your definition of "properly". Would it steer the aircraft like a tail one would? In principle yes. Would it be as easy to use as a tail one? Not by a long shot. Putting the vertical fin in the front will not make it act as a stabilizer any longer: any small deviation in sideslip angle will get amplified by ...


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