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No Winglets Anymore?  
User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 712 times:

Hi folks,
I am wondering why they didn't use winglets on the aircraft anymore? (777, 737NG, A3XX, 747-500/-600)
Do you guys have an answer for me?
Thanks a lot!

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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3186 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 712 times:

Winglets add complexity to the wing, while the same result can be achieved by a simple wing extension, or by a raked wingtip such as on the 767-400.

One of the advantages of a winglet over a wing extension is that a winglet allows the wingspan to be shorter, and fit in a smaller parking place. Because of the large wingspan, Boeing offered a folding wing on the 777-200 that would make the wingspan shorter and allow the aircraft to fit in a smaller parking place. Nobody ordered it.


User currently offlineMish1234 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 712 times:

747-500/600
what the heck r u talking about??
no such thing the project was canceled.. Boeing said it would cost to much to upgrade the 747-400 ..
sorry all..


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