BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
I was going through some old video I had and I found this one pretty interesting. In my mind, it gives a lot of credance to the strength of composite materials. Basically, it was a video Boeing used to show customers just how strong a composite panel is. They give several people the opportunity to wind up with a mallet and a chisel and do their best to dent or damage a panel; it doesn't happen. These panels are so solid, I don't even think MENZIES could put a dent in these babies!
Download it and tell me what you think. It's pretty interesting. (Sorry for the slow download speeds, the only hosting I have is the university FTP, which is quite slow. If anyone else wants to volunteer to host, I'm very happy to send it to you.)
P.S. I have some other interesting Boeing videos if anyone's interested. Check this out and tell me what you think!
Aither From South Korea, joined Oct 2004, 1080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 1931 times:
... and checkings and maintenance.
I would say all composite fuselage is a breakthrough in term of aircraft design, but just an improvement in term of aircraft performance, especially when considering other aircraft are using advanced alloys and quite a lot of composites as well.