Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:26:19 
From:         Geno Rice <ricekolva@monmouth.com>
Organization: Monmouth Internet
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JStaik wrote:
> 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.

In fact, the B52 has a wheel at the end of each wing to prevent the tips
from striking the runway on takeoff.

Geno Rice