wingletsman
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US Livery Change

Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:46 pm

Hello All!
I was have noticed on the Airbus A330-300's, that are in the new colors, don't have the red stripe on the top of the winglet.
I thought that this was weird because the 757-200's have them.
Any Thoughts?
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Aggieflyboi04
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RE: US Livery Change

Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:11 am

I think its because none of the other airbus planes have the red stripe on them and it was decided to not put it on the airbus.
 
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RE: US Livery Change

Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:41 am

I would guess it would have to do with the fact that the 757 has a full winglet wheras the Aibuses (Airbi?) have wing fences with smaller surface areas and less room to put a red stripe.
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RE: US Livery Change

Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:44 am

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 2):
I would guess it would have to do with the fact that the 757 has a full winglet wheras the Aibuses (Airbi?) have wing fences with smaller surface areas and less room to put a red stripe.

The A330's winglet is fairly large so I'd guess that's not the reason... there's more than enough space there. I agree regarding the A320-series, but the A330?
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RE: US Livery Change

Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:15 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 3):

The A330's winglet is fairly large so I'd guess that's not the reason... there's more than enough space there. I agree regarding the A320-series, but the A330?

That is true, but I think the bigger problem is that on a wing fence the red stripe would look uneven as opposed to the winglet. To even it out you would need to put one top and bottom. Just speculation.
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JBo
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RE: US Livery Change

Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:18 pm

I think it's simply a matter that the 757's winglets are so tall, that the added red breaks it up a bit and makes it look better compared to the tail.

Even the winglets on the A330 are much shorter than the 757, so the red tips aren't as necessary.
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RE: US Livery Change

Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:14 am

Interesting observation. I wonder if it was some sort of trade-off, as the logo appears on the winglets in the new colors, but the red stripe is missing, while it's the opposite for the old colors. (Red stripe present with no logo.)


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