Re: Trailing edge wedge?

Date:         29 Apr 99 22:10:34 
From:         spagiola@my-dejanews.com
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ea621@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Richard J. W. Lavictoire) wrote:
> > 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.

Sorry, no, the CV-990's speed pods were an entirely different thing.

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