From: email@example.com (Sandra Mangold ) Organization: Netcom Date: 04 Dec 95 01:14:51 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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In <480hdn$j7c@sphinx.Stanford.EDU> rna@sphinx.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft) writes: >>Did Boeing's WA001 have the option installed? I don't think so, but it >>would have been nice to see it in production use. > >None of them have had the option so far. RE: The folding wing. Only one folding wing was built by Boeing and tested and certified at the same time as the normal wing. Both were tested for strenght on the No. 2 frame made for structural testing. I was present when both the solid and folding wing spars where broken at about 24 feet. I don't think the folding wing will be offer in the 100 series because this aircraft will be simular as the 747-SP. Smaller yet with an est. range of about 10,000 miles. It may be offered on the 300 series because this aircraft is going to be about 29 feet longer. No one who bought the 200 series has order the folding wing because of the weight of about 800 lbs. a wing. (1600 lbs. The tail of the aircraft is not a fuel carring tank. No fuel will be stored in the stab. comp -- Fred Mangold UAL 777 Maint Instructor..