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Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:25 pm

Not the B773. I just flew an SIA B773 from SIN to MNL
and it shook horribly during turbulance. I think the A330 handles it quite well. The A340 does too.
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:33 pm

Generally, the larger the aircraft, the less the turblance.
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 6:11 pm

ALL Boeing planes have generally poor ride characteristics in turbulence,in fact,it's part of Boeing's design philosophy:In order to reduce fuel consumption,Boeing favours a yaw damper with fewer active inputs than most other airliners.This gives adequate yaw damping in most phases of flight but reduces comfort in turbulence.Generally,the longer the plane,the better the yaw characteristics.The 736 is notorious in this respect.
DC-9's,MD-80's and 90's have a much more actice yaw damper.This gives a better ride,but greater fuel consumption.
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 7:20 pm

I have been on an A330 during really heavy turbulance, but it was while on approach through a storm.
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 4:12 am

I think the L-1011 handles turbulance the best, I should know I flew on an ATA L-1011-500 long range model from the UK to BWI. I noticed something on the wings that came up all the time when we were being bounced around to stabilize the aircraft
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 4:21 am

You mean the spoilers?
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 5:47 am

I have to agree with TEDSKI on this one. I have flown various different marquees of aircraft (742, A300/310, DC9, MD83/85, DC8, DH8-300, 732) and I have to say that the L1011 has given me the smoothest ride through turbulence. Sometimes you don't even feel it but look out the window and the ailerons and spoilers are flapping away.

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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 8:00 am

Canard equipped aircraft are known to handle turbulence better than any other. While none exist other than in private and corporate aviation, perhaps with the advent of aircraft such as the Boeing Sonic Cruiser, we will be in for a smoother ride in the future.


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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:43 am

Well, if one aircraft shakes more than another, that ussually does NOT means it is worse at turbulence. Remember, that turbulences are different. So, you can't say that Cessna is better at turbulence than Boeing 747 because when you flyed, Cessna almost noot shaked, while 747 was on big turbulence.
There are 4 types of turbulence:

Easy (almost not shaking)
Medium (shaking)
Heavy (pilots have controls, but it shakes very much, sometimes everything goes down)
Extreme (pilots doesn't control much, ussually losing height)
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:35 am

The parts of the wings that come up during turbulance would be the aliarons and spoilers....During flight the speed brakes and aliarons work in conjunction...Hence right alairon up / right speed brakes go up as well...You see this during the flight control tests on taxi to takeoff....
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RE: Rydawg82

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:20 am

During flight the speed brakes and aliarons work in conjunction

I believe your actually talking about the spoilerons. These indeed do work in conjunction with the ailerons; however, the pilot has no exclusive controll over these. I'll try to find the link where this was discussed.
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 5:38 pm

Interesting that many people mentioned the L1011 being good in turbulence. This particular airplane has(i think) a special system to alleviate turbulence- i think it's called gust alleviation or something and not only do the spoilers go up/down in flight but i think somehow the flaps or the ailerons become 'mini" elevators or something. Any L1011 pilots care to comment???
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 7:19 pm

Tu 154 handles turbulence very well and gives a very smooth ride, compared, for example to a B735 or a Tu134 !
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Fri Sep 21, 2001 3:15 am

Starship,

The B1 and TU144 both have canards...

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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Fri Sep 21, 2001 7:07 am

The Triple Seven rides pretty well.
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Fri Sep 21, 2001 10:00 am

The 727 handles the best in turbulence. Why, it has short broad wings and a gigantic tail. Of all the planes I have been on, the old 727 is still the smoothest.
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 7:50 am

the handling in turbulence is related to the aspect ratio of the wings for a great part. The MD11 with a low aspect ratio is a nice behaving plane in Turbulence, wheras the B777 is known to be less comfortable.
Of course, the bigger, the better, but also not always, but I am tired and not in the mood for aerodynamics.
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 9:31 am

The DC-10 handles very good in turbulence.
 
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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Mon Sep 24, 2001 12:30 pm

Boeing 747-400. Best there is, best there was, best there ever will be! I can confidently say that after flying
on the 747-400 for a estimated 240 hours in the past 2 and a half years! I have seen the 747 show its worth in the best of weather and the worst. worst like tropical storms in Hong Kong and Singapore! the machine is excelent!

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RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

Mon Sep 24, 2001 2:44 pm

A330/A340.

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