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User currently offlineWingletsman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Hello All!
I was have noticed on the Airbus A330-300's, that are in the new colors, don't have the red stripe on the top of the winglet.
I thought that this was weird because the 757-200's have them.
Any Thoughts?
Regards,
Wingletsman airplane 

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User currently offlineAggieflyboi04 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

I think its because none of the other airbus planes have the red stripe on them and it was decided to not put it on the airbus.

User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

I would guess it would have to do with the fact that the 757 has a full winglet wheras the Aibuses (Airbi?) have wing fences with smaller surface areas and less room to put a red stripe.


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 2):
I would guess it would have to do with the fact that the 757 has a full winglet wheras the Aibuses (Airbi?) have wing fences with smaller surface areas and less room to put a red stripe.

The A330's winglet is fairly large so I'd guess that's not the reason... there's more than enough space there. I agree regarding the A320-series, but the A330?



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 3):

The A330's winglet is fairly large so I'd guess that's not the reason... there's more than enough space there. I agree regarding the A320-series, but the A330?

That is true, but I think the bigger problem is that on a wing fence the red stripe would look uneven as opposed to the winglet. To even it out you would need to put one top and bottom. Just speculation.



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

I think it's simply a matter that the 757's winglets are so tall, that the added red breaks it up a bit and makes it look better compared to the tail.

Even the winglets on the A330 are much shorter than the 757, so the red tips aren't as necessary.



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User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Interesting observation. I wonder if it was some sort of trade-off, as the logo appears on the winglets in the new colors, but the red stripe is missing, while it's the opposite for the old colors. (Red stripe present with no logo.)


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