Re: Q: Joined wings

From:         mjtp <mjtp@mt.net>
Organization: The Montana Internet Cooperative Association
Date:         07 Mar 96 02:04:42 
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>Do you mean the 777 folding wing?
>None have yet been built with the folding wing.

 It stated in "Airways" that "one of its 'iron bird' static test airframe
('airplane effectivity number' WY997) to prove the validilty of the
design, the 2,000lb (900kg) weight penalty of the hydraulics invovled for
a folding wing tip has apparently outweighed any concerns regarding lack
of airport termanal space." That taken directly from Airways Jul/Aug '95
issue.


                              Jeff