Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         21 Sep 98 00:31:56 
From:         jstaik@aol.com (JStaik)
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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...

I know the Boeing B-52 wing was supposed to be able to flex a total of
25 feet.  You could tell the fuel state of the bird on the ramp by the
droop in the wings.  One supposes that Boeing would have some continuity
in wing technology.  You might look in a 747 flight manual - no doubt
one is available somewhere on the web.