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Why No Winglets On 787!  
User currently offlineBringiton From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 866 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 9889 times:

Why does the 787 not have winglets like the 77W and the 737NG ? Are the eff. gained for other things making the winglets reduntant !

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 9873 times:

Quoting Bringiton (Thread starter):
Why does the 787 not have winglets

It does have winglets. It uses the blended wingtip... which give the same effect and is the same used on the newer 767's and 777's and the new 747-8

[Edited 2006-10-07 20:35:45]


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User currently offlineBringiton From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 9851 times:

Thx a lot for the clarification!

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31060 posts, RR: 87
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 9837 times:
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The 787-3 will have the more traditional "winglets" that flow up from the end of the wing. The 787-8 and 787-9 (and probably any larger variants) have the blended wingtips that cant back parallel to the wing ala the 764ER, 772LR, and 773ER.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 9781 times:

The 787-8/9 and 747-8 use a style of blended wingtip that was actually pioneered by Fairchild Dornier before they went defunct. It's considered more advanced than the flat wedge-like wingtip on the 777LR and 764ER.

And as others have said, the 787-3 has a 737NG-like vertical winglet to reduce span distance and allow the aircraft to fit into smaller gates. It will also provide more lift on lower-speed take-offs and landings.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6339 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 9777 times:

The 787-3 has 737NG style winglets while the -8 and -9 have a type of raked wingtip that flex in the air that almost look like winglets. All three are going to look fantastic!

[Edited 2006-10-07 21:02:44]

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