Re: Winglets...

From: (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         06 Feb 96 14:15:37 
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In article <airliners.1996.99@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (Brad
Gillies) wrote:

> The theory behind winglets is to INCREASE the EFFECTIVE length of the wing
> without increasing the SPAN....
> The winglet itself (on a 747-400) is relatively light as it is made of carbon
> fibre and graphite composites.  So weight is not really the issue.

Actually, weight is a big issue on the 747 winglet.  I doubt if you'll see
Boeing use them again.

C. Marin Faure
author, Flying A Floatplane