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A300 Winglets Or Not...  
User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 823 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3654 times:

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Why does this aircraft not have winglets? When did AI start putting the winglets on the A300? Is it an option?

I don't know the full history of the A300 so some background would be helpful.


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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

The A300-B4's (your picture) have no winglets.

The A300-600's have winglets.

The A310-200 have no winglets.

The A310-300 have winglets.

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User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3596 times:


Hapag-Lloyd A310-200s have been modified with winglets a few years ago.


User currently offlineBekol From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2001, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Also for China Northwest (now China Eastern), one (B-2303) of their A310-200s is equipped with winglets.


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

One small note, they are not winglets, they are wing tip fences.

The only airbus with winglets are the A340 & A330

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6160 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Am I correct in assuming that it's called winglets when the entire end of the wing is "curved up", and wingtip fences when it's only a small part (or something like that)?

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8912 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

A "fence" extends both up and down, as you can see here:

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I assume that the downward extensions also play an important role, since modern aircraft with wing-mounted engines do not have fences, but pylons that do what the fences would do. Again, I'm certainly not an expert at aerodynamics.

By the way, I've always been wondering if this is an exotically-shaped winglet or a wing tip fence:

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EDIT: reading the question once more, I just noticed that I might be wrong. However, my guess is that a winglet curves up (only), but a wing tip fence curves up and down, while it doesn't matter if it covers the entire length of the wing tip.

[Edited 2003-08-30 23:50:04]

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 81
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

The MD-11 is a winglet with a small fence.


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