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Winglets

Does anyone know, if winglets are adjustable?
I thought they were fixed, but I have seen a couple of pics of the new 737-MAX  where the winglets are in different positions.... i.e. one up and one down, in one pic, and in the next pic, they are reversed...
http://www.jetphotos.net/photo/8190278

https://twitter.com/flightradar24 ; ( scroll down to    " Boeing 737MAX is preparing for first take off  )
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Re: Winglets

The 737-MAX has two winglets on each wing.
I think most current production aircraft they are fixed. But I guess they could be adjustable in future designs..
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Re: Winglets

OK. Chilly.... actually... you have made me check the pics again... and I can see the < on the right wing.... and the upper part of the > on the left wing has disappeared in the mist of the vortex,  in the second pic the camera angle has obliterated the relevant parts ...
Thanks  ! !  Wink
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Re: Winglets

Just take a knife to them and they can be reshaped to any way you like, then season well, coat in flour and deep fry to perfection... Smiley
Oh, wait, you're talking about planes, not chicken wings... Grin
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Re: Winglets

It depends on the 737 type..  there are a few. They are not adjustable but are different according to the variant.
http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm
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Re: Winglets

attached might be clearer: double winglet
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