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mayday51
09-21-2011, 05:04 AM
....just thought this was interesting...
........rather amazing actually !

http://787flighttest.com/hanger/wp-content/plugins/flash-video-player/mediaplayer/player.swf?streamer=rtmp://cp81820.edgefcs.net/ondemand/tpn/firstflight/&file=TestLog4.flv

deepsky
09-21-2011, 05:43 AM
Very cool. I'm amazed that it never gave out. :eek:

Desertdawg
09-21-2011, 05:50 AM
Wow,

During some of the test flights I noticed them wings flex a little more than current jets designs.

Be a great sight from the passenger seat windows. :-)

Thanks for sharing.

:beerchug:

mgbf4u
09-21-2011, 07:06 PM
We should have them in the near future here at DFW. I'll be lookin to ride in First Class someday.
It gets uncomfortable pretty fast, but it beats driving. A movie is a nice distraction.

mem916
09-21-2011, 08:18 PM
When they ran that test on the 777 they did one final test where they kept bending until failure. A bunch of us Boeing employees were allowed to watch. It seems they have gotten more concerned with safety since then as I didn't see anybody standing around on the floor during these tests.