Back to Squawk list
  • 46

Beyond the Carrier Deck: A Glimpse at the Boeing 777X Folding Wingtip

제출됨
 
That's no Navy jet: As part of a periodic series of factory floor live broadcasts, Boeing gave a glimpse at the now "completed" 777X static test airframe (theaircurrent.com) 기타...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


30west
30west 6
Good to see this proven technology making its way into airliners. It increases ease of access by ground service vehicles to parked jets and improves maneuvering in congested ramp areas. About time!
thegrump
thegrump 1
All things considered, this is a technology that's been tested under pretty harsh conditions, and maybe saves a lot of perfectly good terminals from expensive reconstruction.

I tried to think of any other large folding-wing aircraft, and the biggest I can think of is the E-2C, which is a big plane compared to other birds found on a carrier, but (aside from that huge dome) is about the size of a commuter jet, no?

Any bigger birds tried the folding thing, or pull it off successfully?
30west
30west 1
The largest jets with folding wings that I know of are the RA-5C (53' wingspan X 76' long) and the A-3 (72' wingspan X 75'long).
TorontoJeff
I look at this massive bird and can't help thinking that this is a lot of time and effort (maybe even weight) to get just 12 extra feet at the wing tip. Obviously, it was an engineered solution, but it looks so minuscule compared to the huge wings.
mfejfar1
m f 1
Yea it seems like a lot of hassle for a comparatively small segment. But added together it's 24 feet of savings. That sounds like a decent amount.

로그인

계정을 가지고 계십니까? 사용자 정의된 기능, 비행 경보 및 더 많은 정보를 위해 지금(무료) 등록하세요!
이 웹 사이트는 쿠키를 사용합니다. 이 웹 사이트를 사용하고 탐색함으로써 귀하는 이러한 쿠기 사용을 수락하는 것입니다.
종료
FlightAware 항공편 추적이 광고로 지원된다는 것을 알고 계셨습니까?
FlightAware.com의 광고를 허용하면 FlightAware를 무료로 유지할 수 있습니다. Flightaware에서는 훌륭한 경험을 제공할 수 있도록 관련성있고 방해되지 않는 광고를 유지하기 위해 열심히 노력하고 있습니다. FlightAware에서 간단히 광고를 허용 하거나 프리미엄 계정을 고려해 보십시오..
종료