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The Boeing 787... Cool aircraft, but is it a bit too ambitious?

Old 01-09-2007, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Slaphappy View Post
Yes we all know about the one that went lumberjacking but that was proven to be pilot error because air frances' star captain wanted to show off somethig he had little time in.

They need to get back to their roots and make things that people will buy because they are innovative not just cheaper. What airbus needs to do is come out with a new narrowbody that will blow away the 80-150 seat market. Make it dirt cheap to operate and it will blow away boeing again.
I could have sworn that "lumberjacking" crash wasn't pilot error but a soft ware glitch. There are several basic needs in life that comes instinctively. Breath, flinch, gag, and push the power up when you see trees coming. I could be wrong ...

Airbus' executives admitted, "It could be 15 years before Airbus Overtakes Boeing in terms of product development" so as far as Airbus blowing Boeing away again, Dream on Klingon.

http://breitbart.com/news/2006/10/05....tsc27iyw.html
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by NGINEWHOISWHAT View Post
I could have sworn that "lumberjacking" crash wasn't pilot error but a soft ware glitch.
Yeah, I guess the software guys never considered anyone doing an alpha floor demo at 50 ft AGL.

This plane does different things depending on your radar altitude and phase of flight. Capt Superstar's understanding of this was a little weak (according to Airbus MIA training center).

One could argue this point either way. As to Boeing having a better FBW system, I couldn't say, as I've never flown the 777. I will say Airbus' FBW is better than the FBW in the 737 by default.
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred Flintstone View Post
FBW in the 737 by default.
I'm editing this because I had to know if you made a typo, of which I'm prone, about the 737 FBW. Did you mean 777 there or am I misreading your statement? I tried to cut and paste below, but it didn't turn out well. The link states that the 737 does not have FBW.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737...echnology.html

The Value of Technology on the 737
Technology Benefits Available on Next-Generation 737 Family? Available on A320 Family?
Blended winglets Enhance range, fuel efficiency and takeoff performance while lowering engine maintenance costs and noise. Yes No
Fly by wire Can eliminate mechanical systems to lighten airplane weight, but can also increase maintenance costs and reduce dispatch reliability, depending on design. No Yes
Global Positioning Landing System Opens new airports and runways using a highly accurate satellite-based landing system. Yes No

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Old 01-13-2007, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Newguy85 View Post
I wish I had his smarts. But His point makes sense. Like putting a milk jug in the hot sun. It goes soft after a while. But I am sure they are probably using a composit that can withstand High temp. But again......that milk jug.......
Speaking of jugs............. very nice ones indeed....................
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