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Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9679 posts, RR: 67
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6790 times:
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Will be rolled out to the media on Wednesday, at the Frederickson, WA plant.

Sadly I will be unable to attend.

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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6206 times:

I'm ready to see how close it looks to the drawings.


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User currently offlineAeropiggot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

FREDERICKSON, Wash., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) celebrated roll out of the first vertical fin for the company's all-new commercial airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. Manufactured and assembled at the Composite Manufacturing Center in Frederickson, Wash., the vertical fin is the largest primary structure of the 787 airframe built by an internal Boeing supplier. The delivery meets a key program milestone as the airplane begins final assembly in Everett, Wash., in preparation for its initial roll out in July.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070314/sfw093.html?.v=101



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3316 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

All these 787 parts are getting quite exciting. The nose section, the APU cone, and the engines (GEnx) have all been revealed and with the tail fin been rolled out next week, only the wings and the middle section remain!  Smile


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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5649 times:

No photo? what's that about?

User currently onlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13898 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5582 times:

I searched on Boeing.com and Boeingmedia.com for pictures, and all I could find is when they're applying the skin to the V-Stab.

User currently offline2wingtips From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

When I first read it I mistook it for the first stab into the heart of Airbus Wink


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2018 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):
the engines (GEnx)

Have there been any photos of the engine yet?? I'd love to see that.



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User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4377 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 7):
Have there been any photos of the engine yet?? I'd love to see that.

http://www.geaviation.com/engines/commercial/genx/firstflight.html

I got that from this thread, posted a couple of weeks ago.



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User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1970 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4957 times:

The way it is assembled (no jig) suggests to me that the components are pre-drilled. Or is it locator holes for determinate assembly only? Can anyone of the Boeing guys shed some light on this? I think I can spot pre-drilled holes in the flanges of the C-spars on image K63972, but I don't see many holes anywhere else.

User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4929 times:

Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 9):
The way it is assembled (no jig) suggests to me that the components are pre-drilled.

A little more information about how the tail fin is produced can be read here:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/

And here's a new article about the tail fin roll out, with a picture of it too:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/


User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4918 times:

"The tail fin will arrive at the Everett plant on a truck. The much bigger composite wings and fuselage sections manufactured by Boeing's partners will make a more dramatic appearance -- in Boeing's big, ugly airplane known as the Large Cargo Freighter, a modified 747."

HAHA....The boeing fans aint gonna like that statement too much! just amusing!

regards
nitin



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4916 times:

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 11):
HAHA....The boeing fans aint gonna like that statement too much! just amusing!

So? Thay are ugly, just like the Beluga's. The most important thing is that they do their job, and do it well.



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3510 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4911 times:

There were about eight pictures here earlier in the day...not sure what's up with the reduction.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...chnology/2003618669_tailfin15.html

Getting closer!



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4905 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 12):
So? Thay are ugly, just like the Beluga's. The most important thing is that they do their job, and do it well.


Lol dont get so touchy... you are obviously not very familiar with the viciousness of boeing and airbus fans on this site... any comment about the LCF or the Beluga sparks a fire.

I still find it amusing!

regards
nitin



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4886 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
There were about eight pictures here earlier in the day...not sure what's up with the reduction.

Press the link that says "Dream comes true, piece by piece" on the right side below the picture, and you'll find nine pictures from the roll out.


User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Quoting Brendows (Reply 15):
Press the link that says "Dream comes true, piece by piece" on the right side below the picture, and you'll find nine pictures from the roll out.

Here is a direct link to that.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...usinesstechnology2003618408/7.html

You have to love the big bold "Made In China" stamped right on the bottom of the stabilizer. Almost gives you the feeling that Boeing could have bought it at WalMart.

I can't wait until the 787 is rolled out and takes it's first flight and is placed in service. I am really looking forward to seeing them at DTW next year and perhaps flying on one!



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

It seems to have lost that little bit of curvature at the top...maybe it's just the angle.

This is getting exciting! Only a few more months...


User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10363 posts, RR: 97
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4430 times:
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Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 9):
The way it is assembled (no jig) suggests to me that the components are pre-drilled. Or is it locator holes for determinate assembly only?

Jigged drilling should be pretty passe these days. Electronic measurement and analysis should enable extremely accurate "right-first-time" fitting without the need for jigs.
(Of course you might still need jigs for other reasons..)
If us shipbuilding dinosaurs can do it, you cutting edge airframers should be able to  Wink

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):

Thanks for the thread, Clickhappy.
I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together  Smile

Regards


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2018 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 8):
http://www.geaviation.com/engines/commercial/genx/firstflight.html

I got that from this thread, posted a couple of weeks ago.

WOW!! Thanks for the link. That just made my week. Not only has it been completed, but it has flown!!!



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