Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         10 Sep 98 02:08:19 
From: (MechB747)
Organization: AOL
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>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...

6 feet on a 747 doesn't sound exessive to me at all.  Boeing aircraft
have very flexible wings, which act sort of like shock absorbers...
that's why they ride so nice.

Matt in Seattle
Student Pilot
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