Skip to comments.What was Patty Murray meaning about 787 1st flight?
Posted on 12/16/2009 6:46:44 AM PST by freebird5850
Senator Patty Murray (Wa). just said on TV of how proud she was for 1st Boeing 787 flight, Boeing employees and asked how Alabama could size up to that? What does that mean? Did she mean to refer to S. Carolina?
Who knows? Now that Biden is Vice-President, Patty Murray is officially the stupidest member of the US Senate. No one can make sense of her incoherent mutterings. She is beatable in 2010 if the useless Washington Republican party can come up with a good candidate.
EADS tanker contract stuff.
Who knows, I doubt she even knows Boeing makes planes the way the Democrats here have treated that company.
I kinda thought of that after I posted, thanks!
About as dumb as joe saying “Stand up Chuck”!
Don’t worry, they will get that too. The fix is in.
If Alabama was asked, Alabama would answer. And you wouldn’t like the answer, either, Patty.
She’s probably referring to the Airbus factory planned for Alabama if they win the Air Force tanker award. But on the other hand, given the stupidity that is almost a job requirement for the U.S. Senate, she could have meant the Boeing production line in South Carolina, too, and just got the state wrong.
Biden, at best, had a two year run as "dumbest senator with a penis" between the time Mark Dayton retired in 2004 and Bob Casey, Jr. was elected in 2006.
Who cares, it was one of the 57 states.
The woman is as dumb as a box of hammers.
I can’t comprehend states that continue to send their worst and dumbest back to the senate every 6 years.
According to my wife, she heard that Alabama is now asking for an apology.
Or if the Washington Tea Party organization picks somebody good for the Republican Primary, and simply bypasses the official Rep Party organization.
We need to clean house of useless Party officials.
Isn’t she the genius who commended OBL for building hospitals and schools?
Another blithering idiot.
She could probably do less damage by going back to teaching pre-school. At least then the damage could be somewhat contained.
Especially stupid, given that Boeing has a huge rocket facility in Decatur, Alabama and a strong presense at MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama.
Did anyone notice the wing flex on that empty flight? A rough estimate is that they flexed a good ten feet once the weight of the fuselage was applied to the wing root when the wheels were off the ground. I’d hate to see the flex @ max gross weight!
I think they are supposed to flex, plus they did a stress test on the wing and it passed. It sure flexed though!
The wiring, hydraulics, and fuel lines must be on pulleys and coils. I’m not saying the design isn’t sound, but it sure is dramatic. No wonder they taxied so slow! The thing would flap like a giant seagull! I bet you could scrape the wingtips with a few good bounces at 2 to 3 knots.
Indeed they are! I have seen a wing flex test, on a different aircraft with composite wings. They were actually pulled tip to tip, to form a circle, without damaging the wings. Obviously, that will never happen in flight, but it's good to know that the equipment will do more than will ever be required.
I understand that a combination of flexible wings and active computer control will make turbulence far less noticeable, on the 787, than on earlier aircraft. The wings and control surfaces will be very busy indeed, while the cabin just keeps moving along in a straight line.
I just hope they nail the specs on max utility catagory maneuvering speeds. Straight and level is one thing , I think I’d just stick to slip and skid. I’ll leave the banking to more antiquated designs thank you!
Sure have! This is different. I don’t know if I should embrace it or fear it. The B-52 flexes a lot, but doesn’t have an exponential curl away from the wing root.
Y-day morning about 10am pst, a 787 took off from Boeings airfield, marking the first flight of the 787.
I watched it on web cam and guess what, it was just another airplane taking off. They said 7,000 people were watching it live. The crowd looked more like 400 people.
There were almost 18,000 along the runway and I watched it live from a building nearby.
The commentator said that it did not look like a passenger plane on the inside. There were computers upon computers in racks, all collecting data. I’d bet there were.
Hey, lay off our Mongoloid Mama. It takes a village to run the Senate, and she’s the idiot.
Anybody who has a clue about Washington state knows there isn’t a hope in hell of defeating her. The balance between the populist rural areas and red flag cities is irretrievably broken. like Vietnam, the commies won. We’re stuck with Patty until she hangs up her tennis shoes, and shuffles off to the retirement home for aged mouth breathers.
She was neck and neck with Biden when he was there.
I’m surprised it took so long to get Boxer’s name in there.
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