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Can A 73G Fly With One Winglet?  
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6407 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

I know this topic has been discussed before, but it's been in the context of bigger Boeings (like the 744's).

I saw an AS 73G on final to Runway 28R this morning at PDX that appeared to have a winglet on the left side, but not the right.

I'm guessing that the one on the right wing was a victim of ramp rash  

What is done with the lighting in the wingtip when this happens? I know that the strobe and nav lights live in the winglet on the 73G...does the ground station grab a handy dandy non-wingleted wingtip and put that on?   

EDIT: removed 777, which, AFAIK, doesn't have winglets....

[Edited 2008-05-28 11:42:05]


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Would I be too too facetious to say that if you saw a B73G flying with just one winglet then in answer to your question, 'Can A 73G Fly With One Winglet', the answer is yes?

I realise you are asking more than literally just that but hey, you know?  Wink



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2777 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):
Would I be too too facetious to say that if you saw a B73G flying with just one winglet then in answer to your question, 'Can A 73G Fly With One Winglet', the answer is yes?

I was starting to wonder if I should see my optometrist for a new prescription... Big grin



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2550 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
What is done with the lighting in the wingtip when this happens? I know that the strobe and nav lights live in the winglet on the 73G...does the ground station grab a handy dandy non-wingleted wingtip and put that on?

The position lights and strobes are incorporated into the horizontal part of the winglet, and most winglet damage occurs on the vertical part, so operation of these lights isn't affected.

As far as the station grabbing a handy dandy non-wingleted wingtip, they don't stock them (I have a couple myself), and even if they did, installation is much more involved than just swapping them out. It's much more expedient to ferry the aircraft to some place where MX can replace the winglet.


User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
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Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
EDIT: removed 777, which, AFAIK, doesn't have winglets....

Not in the traditional sense, though that may be coming from Aviation Partners soon, but they do have the raked wingtips which can suffer damage just like any other winglet.



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