From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: International Internet Association. Date: 02 May 95 13:27:42 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <email@example.com>, Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote: >>Will the new wing for the new models of 737s mean that Boeing can >>do away with the oval 737 engine intakes? > >It's not really the wing but the landing gear -- the flattened bottom >of the nacelle is to provide adequate ground clearance and resistance >to foreign object ingestion (and damage) with the larger engines of >the newer 737s. I wouldn't expect the new wing to significantly alter >clearance. I was once told that the flattened inlet on the -3/4/500 wasn't really necessary, but they decided to use it anyway because it was already designed. So, I had the impression that the -6/7/800 would have a circular inlet. However, I have noticed in a recent picture of a -6/7/800 model plane which has been tested in a British wind tunnel, the engine intakes are still flattened at the bottom. -- H Andrew Chuang firstname.lastname@example.org ** If you want to reply to my posting, you will need to edit the e-mail address in the heading to email@example.com.