To: July 4th
"It's like the B52. It's never gonna die. What a testament to the engineers of the 1960s."
I'll take that as a compliment!
(Mechanical Systems Staff, Landing Gear Mechanism and Control Systems, 747 project.)
I know the design freeze is frozen yet on the 747-8I, I was wondering ? can Boeing take a 2nd look at that area under the fuselage were the triangle ram air intake ducts are all the way to the landing gears, and some how make it lighter with composite panels ( unless it already is ) and some how ( that is ? if it is safe and feasible to so ) to put fuel tanks in that shroud under the fuselage ?
Would be great to improve the range and economics of the 747-8I even farther.
posted on 05/25/2006 10:26:04 PM PDT
by Prophet in the wilderness
(PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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