Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:26:18 
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"David M. Clark" <9404136c@student.gla.ac.uk> writes:
>All airliner wings can flex incredible amounts, as you'd expect when you
>think about the load they have to carry.  Next time you're on an airliner
>next to a window, just check the wingtip level on the ground, then in the
>climb - you'll see the tip move from below the level of the window, to
>inline with the top of the fuselage!

One can see this during takeoff, the wing rising as lift increases with
speed.

Ed R.