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El Al 777 Overwing Vortex on Takeoff

Engine nacelles are optimized for cruise performance.  At high angles of attack, their shape results in some rather awkward flow properties which can influence the wing performance above and behind them.  In order to control things, you will see small … Continue reading

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Eagle Inlets

The F-15 came onto the scene in the 1970s and it has been a major force ever since.  As a kid growing up fascinated with planes, the F-15 and F-14 were two of my favorites.  They each had features I … Continue reading

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Another Go at 777-300ER Rotations

Getting repetitive here.  My never ending quest to capture and demonstrate the unusual gear articulation of the Boeing 777-300ER gets another outing.  Similar animation of some stills as before.  This time the light was good and the distortion was limited … Continue reading

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Closest Yet on the 777-300ER Gear

You might not think a really windy day was going to be a great time to head out and take photos with a long lens hand held. This certainly is not ideal but there are some advantages that a really … Continue reading

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Another 777-300ER Wheel Post?

If you aren’t already bored with my quest for something definitive on the takeoff characteristics of the Boeing 777-300ER, here is something more on the topic. Rather than animation, this time it is a couple of still shots. The first … Continue reading

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Another go at the 777-300ER wheels

I have been trying to get evidence of a feature of the Boeing 777-300ER for many years. I previously posted on my efforts to get shots that showed the effect where the main gear bogie is locked to allow the … Continue reading

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Boeing 777-300ER Main Gear

When Boeing launched the 777-300ER, they took the stretched fuselage of the 777-300, a model that didn’t sell particularly well and married it to the updated wing that made use of the fuel capacity of the outboard portion of the … Continue reading

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