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User currently offlineDropkick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Here's a question that i suppose most of you allready know the answer of: Are the winglets pointing straight up in a 90 degree angel or not. It's very difficult to tell by the pictures.  Confused  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

This one looks to be pointing i a 45 degree angle

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And this one in a 90 degree angle

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User currently offlineArch89U From United States of America, joined May 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Quick answer: No, they are not straight up.

Search the Tech/Ops forum for info about winglets.

Regards,
Arch89U


User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 931 times:

On the B744 the A330 and A340 they're not straight up. On the 320 series they more or less are.

User currently offlineDropkick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 928 times:

How about the MD-11?

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 926 times:

Not 100% straight up but quite. I'm gonna find a picture for you.

C U soon


User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 927 times:


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Enough said? I've also seen most of SR's M11 and the winglets are pretty much straight up although not 100%.


User currently offlineDropkick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Thanks Blackened!
But this Photo shows the winglets almost straight up.

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By the way, what happened to that swissair MD-11?


User currently offlineDropkick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 921 times:

But I guess you're right. It must be the camera angle!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Guess it's the camera position. The 747's winglets are more straight up than those of the Airbuses but they're not really straight up. The MD11's are more straight up. The Airbuses have'em almost 45° to the outside. I'm gonna find some more pics.

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 916 times:

A330s:

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744s:

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You can check the angle yourself now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

What happened to which MD11? The one with the fire engines around it. I don't know more than what Pixair wrote as a comment. Or what do you mean?


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