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Sharklet Question

Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:34 pm

On the newest A321 of PR, why is the logo terminated before the leading edge?



[Edited 2013-09-30 16:40:27]
 
copter808
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RE: Sharklet Question

Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:22 am

Looks like maybe a heated leading edge. The entire wing leading edge appears the same and it would only make sense to have anti-ice on the winglet as well.
 
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RE: Sharklet Question

Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:29 am

The front edge looks like a reinforcement of some sort. That's where you get most wear and tear. Might well be a stronger material and might well be replaced much more often than the rest of the winglet.
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queb
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RE: Sharklet Question

Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:52 pm

the leading edge is bare metal (polished) on all aircraft. No paint and can be remove for maintenance

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