Re: Why no wingtips for B777???

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:26:57 
From: (Don Stokes)
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In article <airliners.1997.1483@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.NOSPAM.COM> wrote:
>   The patent-pending, in-wingplane design also reduces the planned
>   767-400ER wingspan to 170 ft. from 181 ft., with no loss in overall
>   aircraft performance, according to John Quinlivan, 767-400ER
>   program manager.

I don't understand.  How can making the wing extensions flat rather than
canted _reduce_ the span?

-- don