Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:26:22 
From: (STeveC01e)
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

>I know the Boeing B-52 wing was supposed to be able to flex a total of
>25 feet.

   I've heard 23 feet.

>One supposes that Boeing would have some continuity
>in wing technology.

   Yes, I think the same physical principles apply.  It's just the wing is
longer and probably more flexible for some aerodynamic reason.