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Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:55 am

How many airliners (in scheduled service) had wing spars that passengers either had to step over as they walked down the aisle, or had to duck beneath, on a high-wing aircraft?

The Viking, the TU-104 and its ilk, probably the Lodestar? How about the Heron and the Dove? And lots of others for all I know.
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RE: Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:14 am

The Jetstream 31/32 has that.

It's covered by a brightly colored piece of sheetmetal and there's a lighted sign on the roof, but regularly people still find a way to trip over it...
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Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:17 am

The Boeing 247 was a famous example of this. The DC-2's clear aisle was touted as a major advantage.
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RE: Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:44 am

Beech 1900D has a hump you walk over...
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RE: Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:36 am

IIRC the BAe 146 has a drop in the ceiling for about two or three rows where the wing goes over....
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RE: Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:36 am

I maybe wrong but thought that the BAE146 had wing links through the centre of the cabin
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RE: Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:38 am

Fokker 50 also has a lower ceiling where the wing goes over. Managed to bump into it a lot when I worked with them (same as the TV screens @ OA734's)
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RE: Wing Spars In The Cabin?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:47 am

You can see where the overhead compartments aren't as tall where the wing spar is on this BAe-146.

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