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(YouTube)   Q: "Just what the hell were you doing out there?" A: "selling airplanes, sir"   (m.youtube.com) divider line 44
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2012-08-11 01:58:11 AM
Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.
 
2012-08-11 10:47:26 AM

The Iron duke: Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.


read this.
 
2012-08-11 10:47:38 AM
Wow, looks like Boeing has a winner.

The rate of climb is unbelievable, and it stops on a dime and gives nine cents change.
 
2012-08-11 10:48:08 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-11 11:10:53 AM
Much shorter take off than that Stinson yesterday.
 
2012-08-11 11:58:13 AM
Wow, that was about as thrilling as watching grass grow.
 
2012-08-11 12:06:50 PM
I still like the what Tex Johnson did with a 707 better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHiYA6Dmws
 
2012-08-11 12:36:49 PM

AbiNormal: Wow, that was about as thrilling as watching grass grow.

 
2012-08-11 12:46:50 PM

AbiNormal: Wow, that was about as thrilling as watching grass grow.


To some of us, that was better than porn.

I suppose you're dissapointed that it didn't crash.

/why are you in this thread?
//what is your job at airbus?
 
2012-08-11 12:58:23 PM
Awesome.

/ Shoulda done a barrel roll.
 
2012-08-11 01:17:48 PM
Whoa! A pane that takes off, climbs, turns and touches down. Amazing how far we've come.
 
2012-08-11 02:30:30 PM
Needs more Prandtl-Glauert singularity shooping.
 
2012-08-11 03:27:55 PM

SusQRiverRat: Wow, looks like Boeing has a winner.

The rate of climb is unbelievable, and it stops on a dime and gives nine cents change.



It's amazing the performance you can get from an airplane...when it's EMPTY.
 
2012-08-11 03:42:48 PM

AbiNormal: Wow, that was about as thrilling as watching grass grow.

 
2012-08-11 04:15:18 PM

Bruce the Deuce: SusQRiverRat: Wow, looks like Boeing has a winner.

The rate of climb is unbelievable, and it stops on a dime and gives nine cents change.


It's amazing the performance you can get from an airplane...when it's EMPTY.


www.finepolitics.com
 
2012-08-11 04:17:42 PM

Bruce the Deuce: SusQRiverRat: Wow, looks like Boeing has a winner.

The rate of climb is unbelievable, and it stops on a dime and gives nine cents change.

It's amazing the performance you can get from an airplane...when it's EMPTY.


This. The max gross weight of the 787-8 is 502,500 lb. The empty weight is 242,000 lb. With no passengers or cargo, and minimum fuel, the aircraft weighs barely half its max gross weight. Since the aircraft has to be able to climb on a single engine at max gross, its performance empty on two engines will be phenomenal.
 
2012-08-11 05:40:18 PM
And I bet that F-15 pictured performs a LOT better when you lose all the trash hanging off the rails/racks.
 
2012-08-11 05:51:17 PM

Bruce the Deuce: And I bet that F-15 pictured performs a LOT better when you lose all the trash hanging off the rails/racks.


You forgot pylons.
 
2012-08-11 06:06:11 PM
The climb rate and stopping distance for that thing is really impressive - reminds me of some of the overpowered military transports. .2 deduction from the Russian judge for bouncing a lil' bit on the touch and go.
 
2012-08-11 06:08:11 PM
I do believe I was promised a barrel roll.
 
2012-08-11 06:53:55 PM

puppetmaster745: I do believe I was promised a barrel roll.

 
2012-08-11 08:10:33 PM
I see what you did there, Subby....

clickamericana.com
 
2012-08-11 08:51:21 PM
/Clicked expecting a barrel roll.
//-1 for misleading headline
 
2012-08-11 08:55:43 PM
1.) Barrel roll or GTFO.
2.) Much smoother take-off than the one that grenaded an engine on a pre-delivery taxi-test: Are pieces supposed to come out there?
 
2012-08-11 11:13:22 PM

puppetmaster745: I do believe I was promised a barrel roll.


found one
 
2012-08-12 12:14:44 AM

jeanwearinfool: The Iron duke: Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.

read this.


Interesting read, and i thank you for it, but is there something i'm missing? (other than the name of the book, 'Air frame' i don't get the connection, i can be dense sometimes..Only sometimes :)
 
2012-08-12 01:31:43 AM

The Iron duke: jeanwearinfool: The Iron duke: Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.

read this.

Interesting read, and i thank you for it, but is there something i'm missing? (other than the name of the book, 'Air frame' i don't get the connection, i can be dense sometimes..Only sometimes :)


It's an interesting story in that book but no, it is not apropos to subby's cool video link.
 
2012-08-12 01:39:54 AM

RatOmeter: The Iron duke: jeanwearinfool: The Iron duke: Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.

read this.

Interesting read, and i thank you for it, but is there something i'm missing? (other than the name of the book, 'Air frame' i don't get the connection, i can be dense sometimes..Only sometimes :)

It's an interesting story in that book but no, it is not apropos to subby's cool video link.


Thanks, i sometimes, Sometimes , have things fly right over my head and i was worried this was one of them..
 
2012-08-12 02:27:25 AM
The rate of climb in this video is typical for an airshow performance of just about any airliner.

Even the sky cow!
 
2012-08-12 03:07:17 AM
Q: "Just what the hell were you doing out there?"
A: "Selling airplanes, sir"
Q: "What kind of planes soldier?"
A: "AAARMY PLANES, SIR!"

www.gabrielglewis.com
 
2012-08-12 09:02:06 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: puppetmaster745: I do believe I was promised a barrel roll.

found one


That is apparently where subby got the headline.
 
2012-08-12 10:55:23 AM

RatOmeter: The Iron duke: jeanwearinfool: The Iron duke: Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.

read this.

Interesting read, and i thank you for it, but is there something i'm missing? (other than the name of the book, 'Air frame' i don't get the connection, i can be dense sometimes..Only sometimes :)

It's an interesting story in that book but no, it is not apropos to subby's cool video link.


It talks in the book quite a bit about the engineering behind the air frames and how much stress a wing can take before failure. I thought it was relevant to your comment. There's also videos out there on you tube of stress tests done to air frames, you'd be surprised how far a wing can bend before it fails. They can almost flap like birds.
 
2012-08-12 12:17:00 PM
Yeah, I was hoping for a Shondell.
 
2012-08-12 01:22:02 PM

jeanwearinfool: RatOmeter: The Iron duke: jeanwearinfool: The Iron duke: Thats insane! the flex of those wings, the loading must be incredible. The whole vid i was waiting for one wing to break off. I wonder what the life expectancy is for this air frame? What a beautiful aircraft and almost unbelievable performance.. , good find subby, thanks.

read this.

Interesting read, and i thank you for it, but is there something i'm missing? (other than the name of the book, 'Air frame' i don't get the connection, i can be dense sometimes..Only sometimes :)

It's an interesting story in that book but no, it is not apropos to subby's cool video link.

It talks in the book quite a bit about the engineering behind the air frames and how much stress a wing can take before failure. I thought it was relevant to your comment. There's also videos out there on you tube of stress tests done to air frames, you'd be surprised how far a wing can bend before it fails. They can almost flap like birds.


Okay, cool. Yeah I've seen some 'flex' in some pretty crazy wings. The B-52 is famous for its flappers as well as the U2, and recent Solar aircraft come to mind. There's a indecent that happened back in WW2 that comes to mind, right off the top of my pointy head.
A company in Dayton OH received a contract to build Gliders for Airborne troops. During a air show, the new Glider was rolled out, and to prove both its safety and give a thrill to the city visitors/Military Purchasing Brass, It was loaded with most of the city fathers, as well as a few Army Brass.
They towed it up, and released, it did a very few turns and..
The wings broke off under a minimal load, everyone on board died.
It was reported that the large through bolts that connected the wings to fuselage were improperly tightened and or wrong size (I forget). If i remember right the City lost their entire government but for a clerk or something in that crash.
Every time i see wings bend like in the video, that story pops in my head...
 
2012-08-12 01:24:02 PM
* Incident..... (which was in a way indecent, but yeah....wrong word..)
 
2012-08-12 10:34:15 PM
Unloaded like that, I think he *could* have rolled that jet, if he had permission.
 
2012-08-13 07:16:29 PM

The Iron duke:

Okay, cool. Yeah I've seen some 'flex' in some pretty crazy wings. The B-52 is famous for its flappers as well as the U2, and recent Solar aircraft come to mind. There's a indecent that happened back in WW2 that comes to mind, right off the top of my pointy head.
A company in Dayton OH received a contract to build Gliders for Airborne troops. During a air show, the new Glider was rolled out, and to prove both its safety and give a thrill to the city visitors/Military Purchasing Brass, It was loaded with most of the city fathers, as well as a few Army Brass.
They towed it up, and released, it did a very few turns and..
The wings broke off under a minimal load, everyone on board died.
It was reported that the large through bolts that connected the wings to fuselage were improperly tightened and or wrong size (I forget). If i remember right the City lost their entire government but for a clerk or something in that crash.
Every time i see wings bend like in the video, that story pops in my head


Glider: true
WWII: true
Dayton: true
Army brass: true
crash: true
city fathers: unlikely
Wings broke: false

Link

Unsecured cargo/ballast has caused and will continue to cause many crashes.
 
2012-08-13 07:18:10 PM

Any Pie Left: Unloaded like that, I think he *could* have rolled that jet, if he had permission.


He (or she) could have rolled it full, as well. I can't think of (or imagine) any certified fixed-wing aircraft where this isn't possible.
 
2012-08-13 09:42:07 PM

Basily Gourt: AbiNormal: Wow, that was about as thrilling as watching grass grow.

To some of us, that was better than porn.

I suppose you're dissapointed that it didn't crash.

/why are you in this thread?
//what is your job at airbus?


I would have preferred seeing the plane from much further away so I could estimate the radius of the turn. I think that's more indicative of performance than a closeup with the wings bending.
 
2012-08-14 12:00:58 AM

fatbear: The Iron duke:

Okay, cool. Yeah I've seen some 'flex' in some pretty crazy wings. The B-52 is famous for its flappers as well as the U2, and recent Solar aircraft come to mind. There's a indecent that happened back in WW2 that comes to mind, right off the top of my pointy head.
A company in Dayton OH received a contract to build Gliders for Airborne troops. During a air show, the new Glider was rolled out, and to prove both its safety and give a thrill to the city visitors/Military Purchasing Brass, It was loaded with most of the city fathers, as well as a few Army Brass.
They towed it up, and released, it did a very few turns and..
The wings broke off under a minimal load, everyone on board died.
It was reported that the large through bolts that connected the wings to fuselage were improperly tightened and or wrong size (I forget). If i remember right the City lost their entire government but for a clerk or something in that crash.
Every time i see wings bend like in the video, that story pops in my head

Glider: true
WWII: true
Dayton: true
Army brass: true
crash: true
city fathers: unlikely
Wings broke: false

Link

Unsecured cargo/ballast has caused and will continue to cause many crashes.


"In August 1943, a Saint Louis-based contractor invited the city's mayor and other dignitaries to experience the excitement of a glider flight before an airshow audience of 5,000. Aghast spectators watched as a glider abruptly lost a wing at 2,000 feet and crashed in front of the grandstand, killing all onboard. After ruling out sabotage, investigators traced the cause of the crash to a faulty bolt provided by a subcontractor in the coffin business."

This quote above comes from Link
I had to check my books, and i read the story in 'City of flight' James j. Horgan, (c) 1984, the Patrice press, First Ed. Page 332, second paragraph. " The inspectors found the accident resulted from a defective fitting joining the right wing to the fuselage. less than half as thick as it should have been, the fitting snapped and caused the wing to break off sharply, sending the body of the ship straight in to the ground"- killing the Mayor of St.Louis W.D.Becker, Major W.B. Robertson President of Robertson Aircraft corp, and a long list of city dignitaries and military persons, in front of a crowd of over 5000...
I have the book in front of me, and can find many other ref that support my memory of the event, as read by me, Your link has great pics, but at the bottom admits "Quite a few errors" may be present in the text..
So, your point was?
 
2012-08-14 07:22:43 AM

Salacious Salad: Basily Gourt: AbiNormal: Wow, that was about as thrilling as watching grass grow.

To some of us, that was better than porn.

I suppose you're dissapointed that it didn't crash.

/why are you in this thread?
//what is your job at airbus?

I would have preferred seeing the plane from much further away so I could estimate the radius of the turn. I think that's more indicative of performance than a closeup with the wings bending.


I'll bet you're fun at parties.
 
2012-08-14 07:47:41 AM

The Iron duke: So, your point was?


You got the city wrong.

Lighten up, Francis. You said "WWII Dayton glider crash killed army brass" so I immediately thought of the WWII Dayton glider crash that killed army brass.
 
2012-08-14 04:27:30 PM

fatbear: The Iron duke: So, your point was?

You got the city wrong.

Lighten up, Francis. You said "WWII Dayton glider crash killed army brass" so I immediately thought of the WWII Dayton glider crash that killed army brass.


Lol, ahhhh ok..
 
2012-08-14 05:03:12 PM

The Iron duke: fatbear: The Iron duke: So, your point was?

You got the city wrong.

Lighten up, Francis. You said "WWII Dayton glider crash killed army brass" so I immediately thought of the WWII Dayton glider crash that killed army brass.

Lol, ahhhh ok..


I never would have guessed "The late summer of 1943 crash that killed a bunch of army brass who went up for a demo flight in a new type of troop transport glider" wasn't specific enough...

photos.mycapture.com
 
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