Re: Trailing edge wedge?

Date:         19 Apr 99 02:22:39 
From:         ea621@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Richard J. W. Lavictoire)
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(lou@cadence.com) writes:
> In the latest issue of Av Week (8 March 99) there is an article on
> Boeing's plans.  Included for the 747-400 is something called a
> 'trailing edge wedge'.  Apparently this would have given fuel savings
> of 7% on the MD-11, and works even better on the 747.  "The trailing edge
> wedge was great on the MD-11, but it is stunning on the 747".

    Other folks who know more about this can confirm it.

    I believe the Convair 990 Coronado had them. This was a big improvement
over the Convair 880 but still was not enough to make the it cost effective.

    They say she was a pretty bird tho.

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