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Old 12-02-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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please enlighten me. the a380 wings are not entirely symmetrical right?


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i do not know if this is due to the angle of the shot or is it true that the wings are not identical symmetrical.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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You are right, they are not identical

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Old 12-02-2015, 11:19 PM   #3
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please enlighten me. the a380 wings are not entirely symmetrical right?


pheonix tooling (facebook):


some picture on web:


i do not know if this is due to the angle of the shot or is it true that the wings are not identical symmetrical.
I can't imagine that is corrEct for real jet aircraft. Aeronautical engineers do some pretty strange stuff to aircraft to make them safe and fly right, but asymmetrical wings in jet aircraft is not one of those things unless there is a reason, such as a radar pod or pylon for a SPARE ENGINE. I can't imagine the fan sections of the engines are large enough to have gyroscopic procession be a problem. My guess is it is just the picture. Or a defect in the design of the mold.

Piston engined aircraft are a different story. Engineers go all sorts of crazy stuff to counteract the torque and other effects of the spinning propeller, but that is another story.

What part of the wing are you seeing as asymmetrical, the wing cuff (forward inboard section of the main wing)? I'm not seeing it.

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I can't imagine that is corrEct for real jet aircraft. Aeronautical engineers do some pretty strange stuff to aircraft to make them safe and fly right, but asymmetrical wings in jet aircraft is not one of those things unless there is a reason, such as a radar pod or pylon for a SPARE ENGINE. I can't imagine the fan sections of the engines are large enough to have gyroscopic procession be a problem. My guess is it is just the picture. Or a defect in the design of the mold.

Piston engined aircraft are a different story. Engineers go all sorts of crazy stuff to counteract the torque and other effects of the spinning propeller, but that is another story.

What part of the wing are you seeing as asymmetrical, the wing cuff (forward inboard section of the main wing)? I'm not seeing it.
It looks like the canoes on the wings are different, not the actual wings themselves. Rather misleading title...
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:04 AM   #5
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It looks like the canoes on the wings are different, not the actual wings themselves. Rather misleading title...
THAT makes much more sense. The canoes are definitely different, on the model and the 1:1.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:44 AM   #6
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It's bigger due to the Ram air turbine being in the canoe as you can see being deployed here
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:18 AM   #7
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does this ram only installed in one of the wing? it seems that almost all the images i sees seems so.
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You'd only need one RAT anyway. The RAT only puts out about 15 KVA (at least on my airplane) and if that things deployed your day just got pretty ****ty.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:51 AM   #9
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BAqp7oh6Wg this video showed it being deployed.
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Awesome - never realised that was where the RAT was stowed. Great info guys!
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:59 AM   #11
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can anyone advise if the same was seen in the jcw a380 mould. if not, it is time for them to catch up.
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I have just checked my JCW Malaysia A380 and the canoe is bigger, it is also marked where the RAT is too!
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I have just checked my JCW Malaysia A380 and the canoe is bigger, it is also marked where the RAT is too!
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I have just checked my JCW Malaysia A380 and the canoe is bigger, it is also marked where the RAT is too!
The JCW/GJ mold is correct. When this model was release a few years back I did ask the engineer at MAS as he is a collector too.

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It looks like the canoes on the wings are different, not the actual wings themselves. Rather misleading title...
What are the Canoes?
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The 'canoes' are the long fairings on the bottom of the wing covering the flap extension mechanisms.
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