Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:05 am
Does anybody know why the Boeing Dreamlifter that was previous China Airlines' B-18272 (MSN 24310) had the winglets that one usually finds on a 747-4xx deleted? Is this for aerodynamic purposes?
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|Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):|
The requirements for winglets (and their benefits) may have changed because the aircraft obviously has more drag than a normal 747. With the reduced range, the aerodynamic benefits of winglets would be diminished and the importance of weight might take precedence.
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