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  • #16
    Re: 787 First Flight

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_787
    Phil / Omaha

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    • #17
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      It took some hunting thru the Wikipedia listing but I found the info on the scalloped nacelle. It's for sound attenuation - helps mix the higher velocity air out of the engine with the ambient air behind it. Makes sense to me.

      Dan

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      • #18
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        What's Boeing doing using a 50 year old Lockheed T-33 as a chase plane???

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        • #19
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          Nostalgia Steve ...
          ;D

          Anyhow, where are the pictures of the onboard stores, nurseries and gymnasium ?

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          • #20
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            Originally posted by Aircooled
            What's Boeing doing using a 50 year old Lockheed T-33 as a chase plane???
            Boeing owns them, they work and are cheap to maintain....and they can fly REALLY slow, yet keep up with the test plane close to it's top speed. They are also small and nimble, perfect for the task.
            1970 Camaro RS - SOLD | 2000 Camaro SS - Traded in for a Hyundai...
            1966 Ford Thunderbird - SOLD | 1963 MGB, abandoned V8 project, FOR SALE/SCRAP

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            • #21
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              I hope these new 'Planes are 'Terrorist Freindly' :o ;D. ~J/W.

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              • #22
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                Must have been cool to be involved in the engineering of such a huge project - I hope it is successful for boeing - we need all the success of American companies we can muster.
                There's always something new to learn.

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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by milner351
                  we need all the success of American companies we can muster.
                  AMEN!
                  Whiskey for my men ... and beer for their horses!

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                  • #24
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                    Do you guys know if this is short haul, or a bigger 200+ pass. international type.
                    BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by Rebeldryver
                      Do you guys know if this is short haul, or a bigger 200+ pass. international type.
                      It's the 787-8, the shorter range, fewer passenger workhorse...we're still working on the engineering for the -9 which is the longer range model that is basically a stretch of the -8...with a lot of changes I can't talk about.
                      1970 Camaro RS - SOLD | 2000 Camaro SS - Traded in for a Hyundai...
                      1966 Ford Thunderbird - SOLD | 1963 MGB, abandoned V8 project, FOR SALE/SCRAP

                      1978 Cutlass - Post Lay-off daily driver

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                      • #26
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                        congrats on the test flight !! when the wife and I are booking flights she always asks what plane it is. We go by the motto " If it aint Boeing, We aint going. !
                        keep up the great work, we are all pulling for ya!
                        Reading , Pa
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                        "putting the seat down is women's work" Archie Bunker.
                        Ban low performance drivers not high performance cars .

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                        • #27
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                          Hey guys.... want to take some pride in America....

                          Folks that work at Boeing .... build the Best airplanes in the world and frankly we don't sponsor them to get up in the morning....

                          The Airbus is built with a consortium of moneys supplied buy the European based countries that got tired of having to pay us to drive a "real" airplane.... And with all things.... the Airbus is actually pretty good as a result.... but it took Subsidies from Hell to make it happen.... America and Boeing.... the 787... Hello...

                          Good on you guys.... Seriously as a pilot kinda guy.... I'd drive your junk!!!

                          K

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                          • #28
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                            Keith - it's got wings.

                            Dan

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