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12-04-2014, 07:37 AM - 3 Likes   #11746
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So you work for Airbus then ?
Ooooooh ... them's fightin' words.

Good thing there's a pond between you and rAcer ...

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Just posting to say it's gone very quiet around here.

and get the thread post count up
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So you work for Airbus then ?
Ha!

And, no, I do not live in France, so it is most certainly not Airbus.

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Ha!

And, no, I do not live in France, so it is most certainly not Airbus.
Excusez-moi !!!

What's wrong with France ?! ... well, eh, there's a lot of things wrong, so don't get me started.

At least we have good cheeses and w(h)ines ... and bacon, too. Did I mention the pork products ...

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Tout? Maybe without the fromage de tete. What's French for YUK!?
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Dutch bacon is awesome.

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What's wrong with France ?!
Never said anything was wrong with France. After all, it was the French who gave us the Statue of Liberty. And there is only one Circuit de la Sarthe.

What else is there?

Save for some great cuisine and beautiful French women.



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So you work for Airbus then ?


No, but I have friends who work at many of the places that make things that fly. The story about the flapping wings is early in a book called "Widebody" about the development of the 747 along with a bunch of other interesting pieces that put Boeing in the place that enabled them to do that, such as when the aerodynamic tests on the 243, the first plane with rounded surface at the root of the wing leaked to Douglas. Boeing built a huge windtunnel in the 1930s (very controversial at the time) but it was big enough for the empirical tests on the 747 wing (I think at 1/4 scale). When testing he 747 wing they found a flutter and corrected that by a little twist down at the outer end, which is quite obvious when you see one from behind at an airport.


Earlier this year I was on one of the last few 747 flights by United from SYD to SFO. We were greeted by the immigration computer having failed so they just let the airport fill up with about 3000 passengers and no-one doing anything. And even more amazing - in the home of free enterprise there was no enterprising person working the crowd as a drinks and snacks vendor! I bet that would have happened in Asia.

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Ooooooh ... them's fightin' words.

Good thing there's a pond between you and rAcer ...


The Boeing idea of flexing wings was a great idea for reducing stresses in the wings - which results in much better service life. Before the larger jets all wings were rigid, which results in more stress and weight.

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Dutch bacon is awesome.


I had a good dinner at a place called 'stairway to heaven' in Utrecht a few years back - mostly sausage on my order.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
The story about the flapping wings is early in a book called "Widebody" about the development of the 747 . . . . . . . .

When testing he 747 wing they found a flutter and corrected that by a little twist down at the outer end, . . . . . . . . .



The Boeing idea of flexing wings was a great idea . . . . . . . . .
Then there is the newest plane in the Boeing fleet, the 787 Plastic Pi . . . . . er, Dreamliner. I saw the first test flight video on TV when it was released on the local television. To see the plane in flight is awe inspiring.

Just like a bird flapping its wings in flight.

Makes one wonder how far the thing could continue if, say the engines quit, by just the flapping of the wings. I mean the pilot could induce even more of said flapping by working the controls forward and aft, pitching the plane up and down.

That could possibly make the wings flap even more like a real bird. And a new method of locomotion in flight could be developed.

Just think of how much fuel they could save!
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Tout? Maybe without the fromage de tete. What's French for YUK!?
You don't like meat jelly?
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You don't like meat jelly?
That would be a fair statement. A gross understatement, but a fair one.
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Meat jelly. That does sound gross. like souse meat or worse yet, lutefisk.
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Tout? Maybe without the fromage de tete. What's French for YUK!?
Berk or

Beurk

Définitions : berk! - Dictionnaire de français Larousse
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