Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         12 Oct 98 00:02:41 
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Geno Rice wrote in message ...
>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.

A friend of mine was a mechanic on the BUFF.  He implied that there was only
ONE bolt that attached the wing.  I'M sure there were other means of
support, but one bolt was all that was necessary to keep it there.  Anyone?