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The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:38 am

This may be sort of an obvious question, but I would like to see who agrees with my opinion. The 727 wing is undoubtedly the most significant in history. As one pilot said, "You don't just lower the flaps on this baby--You take the whole damned wing apart." The 727 wing completely transforms during landing, generating extraordinarily advanced, high-lift devices. When the flaps are tucked away, the slim wing slices through the air giving the 727 extremely high cruise speed. Undoubtedly, this wing alone has played a significant role in its followers' wing designs.
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:01 am

everything about the 727 is great

that is all that needed to be said
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:04 am

Certainly the B727 has a great wing, but the "most significant" in history? I think that arguments could be made for Glen Curtis' wing. After all, his first use of ailerons is what made flight truly controllable - everything thing else has just been an improvement.
 
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 3:41 pm

No the Clark Y or the RAF #6 I would consider.

Also the first Junkers internally braced wing.
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 3:46 pm

What was the first airliner to use a supercritical wing? That's probably the most significant wing in history!
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:24 am

I think that arguments could be made for Glen Curtis' wing. After all, his first use of ailerons is what made flight truly controllable - everything thing else has just been an improvement.

I thought the Wright Brothers were credited with inventing ailerons.

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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:39 am

The DC-1, introduced the swept wing which was pretty significant, but the beauty of the 727 wing was that it enabled jet service to mid-level and small communities with 6000 foot runways,something the 1st generation jets couldn't do, iI think that wing is a work of art,but i fly a three holer for a living ,so I am totally,completely biased.
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:43 am

Naw, the Wrights were into wing warping. Ailerons were use by Curtis to get around the Wright's patents. Try to imagine an externally braced B727 with wing warping.
 
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RE: The 727 Wing--the Most Significant In History?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:13 am

Oh yes the 727 has nicely designed wings, one of the nicest ever built on an aircraft type. What I like about the wing is the tripple slotted flap which enable the jet to descend smoothly and land on short runways, which her older sister the 707 wasn't able to.
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I'll always love the 727, for what she is.

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