747400sp
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Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:56 am

I was just looking at a photo of the second 747 400 LCF and I notice it did not have winglet, why! The 747 400 LCF are supposed to airlift part of the 787 from Japan to the US, so I know they are not using an ex 747 400D, not to mention the fact that this is an ex China Airlines 747, and CI only had long range 747 400s with winglet. So why they remove the winglet on the second 747 400 LCF?
 
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RE: Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:58 am

Because they don't have any benefits on this size and shape aircraft aand also it flies slower and lower than normal 747 flights.

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RE: Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:08 am

They had unexpected flutter problems preventing / delaying certification.
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RE: Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
So why they remove the winglet on the second 747 400 LCF?

They've been removed on the first one as well.
 
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RE: Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:29 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 2):
They had unexpected flutter problems preventing / delaying certification.

Exactly!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:32 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 2):
They had unexpected flutter problems preventing / delaying certification.

Delaying, not preventing. But keep trying Keesje...  Wink
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