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The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3882 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.


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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

everything about the 727 is great

that is all that needed to be said


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3859 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.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

No the Clark Y or the RAF #6 I would consider.

Also the first Junkers internally braced wing.



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

What was the first airliner to use a supercritical wing? That's probably the most significant wing in history!


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

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.

I thought the Wright Brothers were credited with inventing ailerons.

Charles


User currently offlineDC3CV3407AC727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3637 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.


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User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

Naw, the Wrights were into wing warping. Ailerons were use by Curtis to get around the Wright's patents. Try to imagine an externally braced B727 with wing warping.

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4009 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3475 times:
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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:

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I'll always love the 727, for what she is.

Ben Soriano
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