Re: Boeing 777 has dainty feet

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Date:         24 Jul 95 03:05:10 
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rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett) wrote:
>In article <airliners.1995.1054@ohare.Chicago.COM> rwi@whidbey.whidbey.com (Richard Isakson) writes:
>>>How did this mistake get all the way through Boeing's legendary engineering
>>>process?

>IF the statement is true (big IF), it would go against a 50-year Boeing trend
>to over-engineer its landing gear.  Douglas, on the other hand, is known
>for under-engineering its gear; it's hard to find a DC-9 flight test program,
>for example, that doesn't have at least one NTSB write-up.

Boeing builds great airplanes but any pilot will readily complain at the
cockpit comfort and fatigue-producing and hearing-loss-causing noise
levels. At higher (CI's:-))speeds it's almost impossible to think let
alone talk. After a long day in a brand new Boeing 737-300, one's ears
ring well into the pillow.

McDonnell-Douglas cockpits ARE more user-friendly and infinitely quieter.