Re: 747SP Wing

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         25 Jan 96 00:54:59 
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>Do any of you Boeing experts out there know why the wing of the 747SP
>lacks the trailing edge fairings that you see on all other 747's?  Do
>the flaps work differently?

The flaps do indeed work differently -- the 747SP uses simple flaps
(or maybe double-slotted flaps, I can't recall offhand) instead of the
triple-slotted flaps used on other 747 models.  The fairings house the
complex flap activation mechanisms and thus aren't needed on the SP.

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