Re: 747SP Wing

From:         Eric Schott <egschott@accessone.com>
Organization: AccessOne
Date:         06 Feb 96 14:15:50 
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>   jeckstei@rutcor.rutgers.edu (Jonathan Eckstein) writes:
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> 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 were simplified to reduce structural weight.  That weight is
put into fuel for range.  A very minor side effect is to reduce drag at cruise.
The additional lift of the standard 747 flap system was not needed, I believe
because the max gross weight is less than that for a -100 or -200.

Eric Schott