Re: Boeing 777 has dainty feet

From:         rwi@whidbey.whidbey.com (Richard Isakson)
Organization: The Whidbey
Date:         12 Jul 95 01:42:30 
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In sci.aeronautics.airliners ncm@netcom.com (Nathan Myers) said:
>It seems that an important part of the landing gear is too weak, and will get
>"used up" (through metal fatigue), and need to be replaced annually. While this
>is probably not a safety problem, it's an extra expense (frequent inspections
>and replacements) and an embarrassment.

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>How did this mistake get all the way through Boeing's legendary engineering
>process?

Engineering fixes will be part of the airplanes life as long as it's being
used.  Engineering is an art, it's not a science.  To expect an airplane to
come out of the design process in a state of perfection is to expect the
impossible.

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Rich (rwi@whidbey.com)