Date: 19 Apr 99 02:22:39 From: ea621@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Richard J. W. Lavictoire) Organization: The National Capital FreeNet References: 1 Followups: 1
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(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. -- Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.