Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9 Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4728 times:
This may be sort of an obvious question, but I would like to see who agrees with my opinion. The 727 wing is undoubtedly the most significant in history. As one pilot said, "You don't just lower the flaps on this baby--You take the whole damned wing apart." The 727 wing completely transforms during landing, generating extraordinarily advanced, high-lift devices. When the flaps are tucked away, the slim wing slices through the air giving the 727 extremely high cruise speed. Undoubtedly, this wing alone has played a significant role in its followers' wing designs.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4705 times:
Certainly the B727 has a great wing, but the "most significant" in history? I think that arguments could be made for Glen Curtis' wing. After all, his first use of ailerons is what made flight truly controllable - everything thing else has just been an improvement.
DC3CV3407AC727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4483 times:
The DC-1, introduced the swept wing which was pretty significant, but the beauty of the 727 wing was that it enabled jet service to mid-level and small communities with 6000 foot runways,something the 1st generation jets couldn't do, iI think that wing is a work of art,but i fly a three holer for a living ,so I am totally,completely biased.
the rumble of round engines is like music to me,likewise the thunder of thr JT8D
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4527 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
Oh yes the 727 has nicely designed wings, one of the nicest ever built on an aircraft type. What I like about the wing is the tripple slotted flap which enable the jet to descend smoothly and land on short runways, which her older sister the 707 wasn't able to.
I picked in the database pictures which clearly show the flaps of the wings on this beautiful bird: