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Boeing 787's inaugural flight lands in Hong Kong
Associated Press ^
| October 26, 2011
Posted on 10/26/2011 8:09:09 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
After a delay of more than three years, Boeing's much-hyped newest jet, the 787, made its first commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong -- and landed on-time.
The All Nippon Airways flight was packed mostly with aviation reporters and enthusiasts, some of whom paid thousands of dollars for the privilege and treated the experience like a rock concert, clapping after lift-off and snapping photos for posterity.
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KEYWORDS: 787; airplanes; aviation; boeing; dreamliner
The flex on those long wings is impressive. It’s beautiful, but I wonder about the reason for its design.
posted on 10/26/2011 8:29:47 AM PDT
by Loud Mime
(Religion involves an ethical life, not just kissing up to the Big Guy.)
Hope that landing runway in Hong Kong was a long one. Just sayin'.
posted on 10/26/2011 8:37:04 AM PDT
To: Loud Mime
The flex on those long wings is impressive. Its beautiful, but I wonder about the reason for its design. The flex is most certainly the result of the high composite carbon content. Seein that the wings are always tested to destruction, the flex exhibited in the video is well within the design limits. Also, the flex has the additional benefit of reduing the induced drag, the major contributor to fuel consumption, which makes the 787 a more fuel efficient aircraft.
posted on 10/26/2011 9:13:05 AM PDT
(Owning a gun and saying you are armed is like owning a piano and saying you are a musician.)
"But it is built out of ultra-lightweight materials and promises to dramatically improve airlines' fuel efficiency, a big deal at a time of soaring oil prices."
Oh Goody - cheaper fares again. NOT!
To: Loud Mime
Threes years late but done right.
What a beautiful plane.
posted on 10/27/2011 7:05:49 AM PDT
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