Date: 10 Sep 98 02:08:18 From: "Michael M. McCormick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: The Boeing Company References: 1 Followups: 1
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MARKWRK wrote: > I heard once that a 747 wing is designed to flex in turbulence up to 6 > feet at the tip (3 feet up, 3 feet down). Does anyone know if this is > correct and where I might find the facts on this. I checked the Boeing > site and was unable to find anything. I spent a bit of time looking around the internal web for info and couldn't find anything. I recall that the 777 wing failure test bent the wings up something like 17 feet before they broke (this *after* the full life cycle fatigue test). But that's just my memory and that's been known to fail before! Sorry I don't have a real answer for you.