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Boeing Reveals Steep 747-8 Option  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Boeing is studying a 777-style electronic tailstrike protection system for the 747-8, which would enable steeper touchdown and take-off angles and help reduce noise during critical approach and departure phases. The electronic tailskid trade study forms a key element of Boeing's attempts to close the gap on QC1 noise limits at London, and the outcome is largely dependent on windtunnel tests being performed at Qinetiq's facility at Farnborough in the UK...


Interesting article about Boeing's efforts to achieve "noise reduction" to meet standards for London.

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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

from the article:

"Although the 747-8 will have fly-by-wire controlled spoilers and drooped ailerons, the current plan calls for the elevator to be conventionally controlled. "

So the 747-8 is essentially now a 777 with 4 engines and a hump? lol

the drooped ailerons is an interesting thing-is it just the highspeed or both high and low speed? will the 747-8 even have two sets of ailerons? also i thought somewhere i read they were redesigning the flaps and dumping the triple slotted flap system in favor of a 777 style...

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8530 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Ailerons are usually reflexed upwards to benefit at high speeds...

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