Anyone have a pic of the elusive wing wedge used on the MD11 as well as an explanation of what it is/does exactly? How much more efficient does it make a typical airliner wing and what other types use it?
|Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 3):|
The link you provided doesn't work, so here's it again.
I've never heard of the trailing wedge, but will try to find something in my books. Have you tried Google ?
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Photo © Willem Honders
|Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 5):|
The idea is to induce trailing edge loading, which offloads the front part of the airfoil and decreases shock strength. The concept is used on the MD11 trailing edge and has been tested on a 747.
|Quoting Faro (Reply 6):|
I imagine it will become standard on the 787 and all other new airliner models, or is it a proprietary Boeing thing?