Katekebo From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 711 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3440 times:
I think this is as big technology step as when ship-building moved from wood to steel. This will revolutionize the industry and change the rules of the game. Congratulations to Boeing for taking the lead.
AeroPiggot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
Quote: DeltaDC9: The thickness of the barrel at any point is controlled and variable. The tape is laid in multiple directions also.
This is the difference between what Airbus is doing with the 380 tail cone and the 787. Every process before this is now stone age technology.
Good point of about the difference between the A380 tail cone layup sequence, and what the 787 is doing. Boeing can now optimise the layup sequence, for applied loads, stress concentrations etc., therefore creating a lighter weight design. This differs significantly from the way it is done in other places.
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Himself From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3054 times:
Yeah, I've seen this video before and the link to the Flight International article that had the video was posted here, but I could never get that video to play right -- always stopping and jerking. This one played well. Thanks!
We produced the largest, high-strength, fatigue-resistant upper and lower wing skins ever made.
We manufactured the largest, most damage-tolerant fuselage sheet ever created.
And we engineered new multi-material lockbolts for the assembly of the A380’s center wing box as well as the largest ever wing spar and new landing gear forgings to hold up under the pounding of a lifetime of takeoffs and landings.
This parts couldnt be made with same effect of composites. Even the 787 isnt fully made of composites(AFAIK 63%) and i doubt future aircrafts will be 100% composite.
DeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 11): Oh cmon please come down from you hype. Dont let us forget the A380 has the biggest composite centre wingbox ever made and about al-alloys wich in your eyes are stone age technology:
Calm down, this is about fuselage construction, not wing boxes, and not what Airbus is doing.
There has been much debate about the A-380 tailcone, and how it is made. It does not need to be made like this and it isnt. That was my only point.
Also, "stone age" referred to previous CFRP layup methods, not things like robotic welding of advanced alloys, while impressive, are just not relevant to this discussion.
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