Date: 28 Sep 97 00:53:44 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Howard Jones) Organization: DIALix Internet Services References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1 2 3
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k_ish (email@example.com) wrote: : rosevax wrote: : > Regarding wing fences: : > Do the rather wide "pontoons" (sorry, don't know the correct name) located : > on the lower surface of the wings of A320s & 757s serve the same purpose? : : These are called "flap track fairings", and house the tracks and some of : the drive mechanisms that the flaps slide on. Since they are on the : trailing edge of the wing, I doubt they have much benefit in stopping : spanwise airflow. an english aerodynamicist, dieter keusner(sp?) used something like this nicknamed Keusner's Carrots (seriously) to squeeze and invigorate the airflow to overcome a problem on an english jet. they may be doing more than just housing the tracks. (sorry to be vague, I read his book back in the 80's) -- Howard Jones, (firstname.lastname@example.org) The world around you is metric, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.