Re: Russian winglet size....

Date:         31 Jul 97 12:30:26 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.NOSPAM.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>This relates to the IL-96 and TU-204 Russian airliners - both which have
>winglets ... because of the specific Russian designs, or that they've
>just done a copy-cat perhaps without doing all the sums and maybe
>thought something as simple as "bigger is better" ?

While they don't have the compute horsepower to support all the CFD
work as done in the West, aerodynamics seems to be a Russian strength,
so I'd seriously doubt that a "bigger is better" approach would be the

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