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A300 Winglets Or Not...  
User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 816 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3368 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.

John

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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3333 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 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

FDXmech,

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

CC32


User currently offlineBekol From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2001, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

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

Bekol


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3292 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, 6017 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3249 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, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3247 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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Anyone?

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: 85
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

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

N


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