Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         10 Sep 98 02:08:17 
From: (levelflight)
References:   1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

There was a Wings episode on the Discovery channel that covered the
747. There was an interview with Joe Sutter, who was the chief
engineer of the 747-100 prototype. He said in this interview, and I
quote, "the 747's wing can be deflected 27 (yes, TWENTY SEVEN!!)
feet UP or DOWN before it breaks."
This is quite an incredible amount. But it is just another reason why
the 747 is such a magnificent machine.
Ken Smith