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Guest AJ

Perhaps this has been discussed here before, but I couldn't find it. I know that there are plenty of aircraft in FS with winglets modeled visually, including some PMDG products, but does FS2004 actually recognize winglets in terms of the their effect on the flight model? If not, has PMDG modeled these subtle effects on the NG, or will it on the Queen? I know that winglets help to break up wingtip voticies, thereby improving fuel efficency, but does this have any effect at all on the handling characteristics of the aircraft, i.e. stalls, roll-rate etc? Just curious.Andrew

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I've wondered this myself too. I don't know how much effect they have in terms of handling but I also wonder if a PMDG winglet model will fly further than a PMDG non-winglet model.I don't have my PMDG installed yet so I can't check.. but an easy way to tell would to be to look for multiple .air files in the PMDG aircraft directory. There is probably a separate .air file for each variant of the 737 (-600, -700, etc) but if there is a different FDE for winglet models you should see it too (probably something along the lines of 700w, 800w).Ruahrc

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It really doesn't want to land!

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