SuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 906 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3665 times:
I was looking at the "Top Photo" of today which was of the Dreamlifter and I noticed a "mini-wing" on the top of the fuselage about 3/4 way back. I checked out other photos, but didn't see it there. Is it new? Did they add this after flying around a bunch and realizing they needed extra lift?
Atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
I'm not sure what are you talking about, I don't see any "mini-wing" on either side... I think you should double check a picture carefully next time..... the only thing that seems to be somewhat close to the direction you're talking about are the two fuselage hinges that are placed on the side to secure the swing tail, which wide opens to the left (if you look at the plane from behind).... is that what're you talking about? If that it's so, those are not wings, but again, the big swing tail hinges...
SuseJ772, Smokeyrosco makes sense. If you look at the above, the photos without the 'mini wings' are taken when the aircraft is travelling from left to right. The photos with the mini wings are taken whilst the a/c is travelling form right to left.
This makes sense as in these would be the hinges where the rear end would open up