Re: Leading Edge fences

Date:         16 Sep 97 02:35:26 
From:         "jmorris" <ifly@indigo.ie>
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BAEJS3201 <baejs3201@aol.com> wrote in article <airliners.1997.2068@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> Hey out there can anyone answer a question for me??? I've noticed that
> aircraft with aft mounted engines(727,DC9/MD80 and maybe Fokkers)have
> what looks like a fence on the leading edges of the wings. Is this to
> straighten the airflow for the engines????

In a word, no. It`s to stop the travel of disturbed air, be it from a low
speed stall, or from a high speed buffet, from traveling along the wing
spanwise.

J Morris