From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard A. Muirden) Organization: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Date: 22 Jan 96 04:40:42
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hi all, Recently there has been discussion of winglets and their use on aircraft. I was just thinking this morning what about the new Russian aircraft - the Tupolev TU-204 and Illyushin IL-96 - which both have winglets - but these winglets are large/tall - I think on the Tu-204 they extend aobe the fuselage (is this correct? I don't have a hady photo to check). Anyway as people have commented the weight issue with winglets is considerable, and yet they use large winglets. Is this maybe a copy-cat routine, or could it be that their wingspans are shorter (it seems that way from some photos) and thus the larger winglets actually do help, and the wright is so much of an issue. Does anyone have any information on this? I'm interested. -richard -- Richard A. Muirden, Systems & Network Administration / Webmaster / Fanatic :) RMIT Information Technology Services (ITS) email: email@example.com I like: Boeing, UA, AN, WN. Vodka, Trek & 'phone: (+61 3) 9660 3814 Shostakovich. Shost CD's I own: 122. Web: http://www.rmit.edu.au/richard 1996 Goal: Fly on a Tu-154 or IL-62 into LED or SVO and survive!