leothedog
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Where Are The Winglets?

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:21 pm

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1156977&size=L&TopOfYest=yes
Did this plane, before it was converted, have winglets? If so, where are they now?

*Still trying to figure out how to post picture instead of link*
[Edited 2006-12-29 08:22:26]

[Edited 2006-12-29 08:23:17]
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AsstChiefMark
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RE: Where Are The Winglets?

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:23 pm

They took them off. Not beneficial for this model.

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Joost
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RE: Where Are The Winglets?

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:26 pm

Quoting Leothedog (Thread starter):
*Still trying to figure out how to post picture instead of link*

I cannot answer your question about the winglets, but might be able to help you on the images.

Have you read the text at "Read how to incude links, pictures and smilies!" that is beneath the text field right here? Here you see, that you can enter a picture by using < photoid: 12345 >.

For this picture, you can see the photo ID in the URL. It is: 1156977. So you tag will be: < photoid: 1156977 > and this will result into:


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Photo © Erick Lopez

 
N231YE
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RE: Where Are The Winglets?

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:36 pm

It used to have them:


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Royal S King



My guess is that they were removed for a reason; maybe they were ineffective with the enlarged fuselage, or the winglets are being redesigned...who knows?
 
AeroWesty
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RE: Where Are The Winglets?

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:42 pm

Lots of info here:
747 LCF No Winglets? (by Jcded Dec 7 2006 in Civil Aviation)
International Homo of Mystery