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Dreamlifter 2: Why No Winglets?

Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:55 am

Just saw Dreamlifter 2 rolling out.
One question though: Where did her winglets go? As B-18271 she had winglets when CI sold her.
Thanks in advance.
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RE: Dreamlifter 2: Why No Winglets?

Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:11 am

They removed them.

Seriously, this thing has a hump the size of a pimple on a 14 year old boys face, its huge, winglets are the last thing on anyones mind when they consider the design of this - the efficiency savings winglets give are massively offset by the relatively small number of hours the Dreamlifter will do, and the inefficiency added by the cargo hump.

If I remember correctly, a lot of the Japanese airlines had the winglets removed from their 747s because the added weight wasnt offset enough because the planes did short haul work.
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RE: Dreamlifter 2: Why No Winglets?

Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:18 am

During test flights a vibration problem was found but Boeing solved the issue by removing the Dreamlifter's winglets and changing the way the fuel load is distributed. See: Analyst's 787 doubts burn Boeing

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RE: Dreamlifter 2: Why No Winglets?

Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:38 am

Already been discussed!
Why Do The Second 747 400 LCF Has No Winglets? (by 747400sp Feb 16 2007 in Civil Aviation) Where Are The Winglets? (by Leothedog Dec 29 2006 in Civil Aviation) 747 LCF No Winglets? (by Jcded Dec 7 2006 in Civil Aviation)

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