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(Chicago Trib)   Although Boeing found cracks in the wings of 40 787s it's building, we can all rest assured there are no such cracks in the wings of the ones already flying. After all, you don't see the wings falling off, right?   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 57
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2014-03-07 09:40:14 PM
Change of manufacturing process on new ones. Problem caught on inspection. All will be fixed.

Chill out, subby. This isn't a repeat of the DC-10 cargo door thing.
 
2014-03-07 09:40:14 PM
I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2014-03-07 09:40:18 PM
Odd timing.
 
2014-03-07 09:42:12 PM
If the saying of this is not that which is Boeing then I am not having the traveling.
 
2014-03-07 09:42:41 PM
How's that whole "outsource everything" plan working out for you, Boeing?
 
2014-03-07 09:44:00 PM
Hooray unions!
 
2014-03-07 09:45:31 PM
We gonna have to wring some more concessions out of labor to pay for this
 
2014-03-07 09:50:58 PM
Any Fark engineering or materials expert here to explain what is actually happening?
 
2014-03-07 09:52:19 PM

meow said the dog: Hooray unions!


Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.
 
2014-03-07 09:55:38 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Change of manufacturing process on new ones. Problem caught on inspection. All will be fixed.

Chill out, subby. This isn't a repeat of the DC-10 cargo door thing.


Wasn't that more of an engines falling off thing?
 
2014-03-07 09:57:25 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.


Seriously? Boeing doesn't even make wings anymore?
 
2014-03-07 09:57:25 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.


Plus Boeing's making a concentrated effort to move its central production facilities out of the Seattle area down south, where the peons are a lot less uppity.
 
2014-03-07 10:02:24 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.


Even worse, Japanese Unions!
 
2014-03-07 10:04:20 PM

meow said the dog: Hooray unions!


Fail. The wings aren't from a union shop.

Try again next time.
 
2014-03-07 10:04:39 PM

super_grass: Any Fark engineering or materials expert here to explain what is actually happening?


Materials person here.  As I expected, TFA is pretty useless on details, but because composites are involved, it really depends on what is cracked, and where.  Without seeing details, it's impossible to say for sure from here.
 
2014-03-07 10:07:51 PM
LAUGHTER OL you people have more easiness than the mothers of you.
 
2014-03-07 10:08:11 PM
Should have checked the 777's instead.
 
2014-03-07 10:09:29 PM
Its, "Its building," subby.

/sorry pet peeve
 
2014-03-07 10:11:17 PM
The wings fell off?
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-07 10:12:26 PM
I thought Boeing was getting wings from non union factories in the Carolinas?
 
2014-03-07 10:15:34 PM

mjohnson71: I thought Boeing was getting wings from non union factories in the Carolinas?


No, the wings were contracted to this Japanese company.  My understanding is that at the time, Boeing did not have the local facilities/hardware necessary to produce the wings as designed.  New facilities will eventually be built in the Seattle area to handle this, but for now, the wings come from Japan.
 
2014-03-07 10:16:51 PM

Uncle Bester: JohnAnnArbor: Change of manufacturing process on new ones. Problem caught on inspection. All will be fixed.

Chill out, subby. This isn't a repeat of the DC-10 cargo door thing.

Wasn't that more of an engines falling off thing?


The DC-10 had both. Link and link.
 
2014-03-07 10:23:44 PM
First this and now a 777 lost out of Malaysia. Bad day for my Boeing family.
 
2014-03-07 10:32:15 PM

Jetskimoo: super_grass: Any Fark engineering or materials expert here to explain what is actually happening?

Materials person here.  As I expected, TFA is pretty useless on details, but because composites are involved, it really depends on what is cracked, and where.  Without seeing details, it's impossible to say for sure from here.


You can't put compression on a string.
 
2014-03-07 10:33:33 PM

ongbok: Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.

Even worse, Japanese Unions!


The responsible parties have already honorably diembowled themselves.
 
2014-03-07 10:40:54 PM
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Uncle Bester: JohnAnnArbor: Change of manufacturing process on new ones. Problem caught on inspection. All will be fixed.

Chill out, subby. This isn't a repeat of the DC-10 cargo door thing.

Wasn't that more of an engines falling off thing?


The second time around. First time around was the cargo doors.
 
2014-03-07 10:43:08 PM
For those who DNRTFA, I'll summarize:

These planes aren't all they're cracked up to be.
 
2014-03-07 11:05:13 PM
Didn't a 747 just go down TONIGHT in between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing?
 
2014-03-07 11:06:03 PM
 
2014-03-07 11:17:40 PM

FizixJunkee: Didn't a 747 just go down TONIGHT in between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing?


Actually, I think that was a 777
 
2014-03-07 11:22:10 PM

Weatherkiss: I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.


A crack?  What is it?
 
2014-03-07 11:26:47 PM
Damn.  I wanted a picture from the end of Hot Shots 1 where Charlie Sheen's plane plops down on the carrier without any wings, but Google Image Search has failed me.
 
2014-03-08 12:10:50 AM

Momzilla59: First this and now a 777 lost out of Malaysia. Bad day for my Boeing family.


The day they bought out McDonnell Douglas was a sad day for me. The Delta program did nothing but go down hill from there. Don't even mention ULA. We called it, Under Lockheed Authority. Idiots!
I still have parts on the ISS with my name on them, at least I've got that on the corporate farks!
 
2014-03-08 12:14:23 AM

wildcardjack: ongbok: Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.

Even worse, Japanese Unions!

The responsible parties have already honorably diembowled themselves.


Just like the Sony guys with their root kit, keep on dreaming. I still won't allow a Sony product in my house because of that.
 
2014-03-08 12:15:36 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.


Ooh, those guys built my the equipment I operate at work, too.  I'll have to scan through our database of 13,000 hex codes for different alarms to see if there's a "FFF666 Wings DN Limit" or something.
 
2014-03-08 12:19:45 AM

shroom: Weatherkiss: I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.

A crack?  What is it?


It's that little bit of skin between the buttocks, but that's not important right now!

Show of hands, how many of you farkers picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue?
/Holy shiat, that many! No wonder my Ambroid stock went to hell! SLACKERS! gtfbtsg!
 
2014-03-08 12:23:33 AM

ArmednHammered: shroom: Weatherkiss: I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.

A crack?  What is it?

It's that little bit of skin between the buttocks, but that's not important right now!

Show of hands, how many of you farkers picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue?
/Holy shiat, that many! No wonder my Ambroid stock went to hell! SLACKERS! gtfbtsg!


I actually picked the wrong week to quit smoking... crack?
 
2014-03-08 12:55:05 AM

poison_amy: ArmednHammered: shroom: Weatherkiss: I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.

A crack?  What is it?

It's that little bit of skin between the buttocks, but that's not important right now!

Show of hands, how many of you farkers picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue?
/Holy shiat, that many! No wonder my Ambroid stock went to hell! SLACKERS! gtfbtsg!

I actually picked the wrong week to quit smoking... crack?


That's okay, I have no stock in crack sniffing. Can I interest you in some glue?
/I'll make exceptions for the right woman ;-)
 
2014-03-08 01:00:46 AM

xaks: FizixJunkee: Didn't a 747 just go down TONIGHT in between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing?

Actually, I think that was a 777


It was.  Best explanation for went wrong is catastrophic mechanical failure.  Two hours into the flight so they were likely flying at cruising altitude...too high to hit any land features. They didn't even get off a mayday.  Doubt the Vietnamese would have shot it down.

So.....a wing shearing off? Something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBcC8zqNjKk
 
2014-03-08 01:08:24 AM

ArmednHammered: poison_amy: ArmednHammered: shroom: Weatherkiss: I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.

A crack?  What is it?

It's that little bit of skin between the buttocks, but that's not important right now!

Show of hands, how many of you farkers picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue?
/Holy shiat, that many! No wonder my Ambroid stock went to hell! SLACKERS! gtfbtsg!

I actually picked the wrong week to quit smoking... crack?

That's okay, I have no stock in crack sniffing smoking. Can I interest you in some glue?
/I'll make exceptions for the right woman ;-)


FTFM
Hate to quote myself but I have to ask, If you're smoking that kind of crack, how the hell do you keep it lit?
 
2014-03-08 01:57:41 AM
Safer than a 77 over Vietnam, huh?
 
2014-03-08 01:58:33 AM
I meant 777.
 
2014-03-08 03:17:06 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: meow said the dog: Hooray unions!

Nope.

Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process.


Should've gone with Mitsubishi Light and Floaty industries instead
 
2014-03-08 06:01:31 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Change of manufacturing process on new ones. Problem caught on inspection. All will be fixed.

Chill out, subby. This isn't a repeat of the DC-10 cargo door thing.


Yes no need to panic but thanks to the shills and astroturfing from Boeing people are now conditioned to panic over very minor things.
 
2014-03-08 07:47:20 AM
So the 777's are still safe?
 
2014-03-08 08:01:31 AM
We can't let anything affect the secret government chemtrail programs...
/kidding
 
2014-03-08 08:03:27 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Change of manufacturing process on new ones. Problem caught on inspection. All will be fixed.


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-03-08 10:37:44 AM

The Evil Home Brewer: So the 777's are still safe?


Most of them
 
2014-03-08 10:40:46 AM

Pumpernickel bread: xaks: FizixJunkee: Didn't a 747 just go down TONIGHT in between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing?

Actually, I think that was a 777

It was.  Best explanation for went wrong is catastrophic mechanical failure.  Two hours into the flight so they were likely flying at cruising altitude...too high to hit any land features. They didn't even get off a mayday.  Doubt the Vietnamese would have shot it down.

So.....a wing shearing off? Something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBcC8zqNjKk


I'm putting my money on "a bomb - a BIG farking bomb" in the pool.
 
2014-03-08 11:30:34 AM
Let's go mental here...

Like in cars, do they manufacture a lemon once in a while?

Do they have test pilots for the planes to give them a shakedown, or just say "Here's your plane, take her out."?

Imagine being a shakedown pilot of brand new planes.

Imagine you're the passenger on the very first flight of a plane, and this is the shakedown flight.

/At least they just didn't ignore the cracks.
 
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