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Raked Winglets VS. Regular Winglets

Tue Jan 09, 2001 10:44 am

What are the performance gain differences for both types of winglets?

RE: Raked Winglets VS. Regular Winglets

Tue Jan 09, 2001 11:39 am

I know that winglets are supposed to reduce the drag on an aircraft, and therefore helps cut down on the amount of fuel needed...other than that I don't know they make that much of a difference.
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RE: Raked Winglets VS. Regular Winglets

Tue Jan 09, 2001 2:02 pm

Winglets only make a difference on a long flight. From what I've heard, they have no effect on short hops.
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RE: Raked Winglets VS. Regular Winglets

Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:06 pm

Rake wingtip provides better fuel burn than regular winglet. That is why they put on B767-400ER. And they are supposed to be placed on 747x and new 777's. Deltaair, If you want more detailed performance gain with raked winglets, let me know.

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