Re: Strange 707 at Burbank

Date:         21 Mar 2001 18:33:33 
From:         don@news.daedalus.co.nz (Don Stokes)
Organization: Daedalus Consulting
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In article <airliners.2001.35@ditka.Chicago.COM>,
Matt Weber  <mattheww@Qwest.net> wrote:
>The winglets reduce the parasitic drag a few per cent.  As long as you have
>to tweak the engines and flaps and slat scheduling, for a few dollars more,
>you can squeeze few per cent better fuel economy as well.  Many of the
>stage III upgrades either reduce engine thrust, or reduce MGTOW, so
>reducing fuel burn in flight is one way of recovering the last payload.

The Burbank folks I talked to at Farnborough in '98 reckoned their 707
(JT3D) hushkits actually *improved* fuel burn, primarily due to the
rebuilt inlets.  But they built winglets anyway...

-- don