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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14131 times:

This is really cool. Seattle has a long tradition of hosting a hydroplane races part of a summer time festival, Seafair. This year Boeing is going have it's own offical boat named, Miss Boeing 787. She took a test drive in Lake Washington, Seattle today.

Seafair also has a huge airshow that always includes the US Navy Blue Angels and other great acts. The airrshow is also sponsored by Boeing. This airshow is also where Tex Johnson rolled a Boeing 707 a couple years back.

Here is a cool video -- http://www.king5.com/video/featured-index.html?nvid=262163

BTW - Boeing did not build the hydroplane. Just a sponsor!!  

[Edited 2008-07-10 15:08:21]

[Edited 2008-07-10 15:14:00]

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User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13983 times:

That thing WHIPS!!! What's it powered by?


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29686 posts, RR: 84
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13811 times:
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Quoting CAL764 (Reply 1):
What's it powered by?

Last I knew, they were powered by helicopter turbine engines.


User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13794 times:



Quoting United777 (Thread starter):
This airshow is also where Tex Johnson rolled a Boeing 707 a couple years back.

It must be nice to think of 1955 as "a couple years back".

Mike


User currently offlineCirrusDriver From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13598 times:

Just as cool, they chose home town hydroplane pilot Chip Hanaeur to drive it!

User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 13430 times:

Is it all for show.....or is a contender?
Would be nice to know it's more than an advertisement....I believe Miss Budwieser holds the record of over 130+ wins......


User currently offlineNADC10Fan From United States of America, joined May 2005, 164 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 13417 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):


Quoting CAL764 (Reply 1):
What's it powered by?

Last I knew, they were powered by helicopter turbine engines.

Correct.

Quote:
The biggest news in the last 25 years has been the dominance of jet turbine power. Since 1984, the vast majority of races have been won by boats that used the Lycoming T-55 L-7C engine, originally intended for use in the Vietnam era Chinook helicopter. Lap speeds have increased from the 140 to the 170 mile an hour range.

An amazingly cool sport to watch - although it doesn't sound nearly as a neat, anymore, as when the craft were powered by Allisons and RR Merlins ...



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User currently offlineTwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13315 times:



Quoting United777 (Thread starter):
Boeing did not build the hydroplane

Though they did build jetfoils back in the day...The Boeing 929  Wink

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=xyEGXD5hLXU&feature=related


User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1248 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10542 times:

I was thinking of something else entirely - like a Ridgid tool calendar with airplanes  Smile


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User currently offlineRom1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9561 times:

will the boat be at least delivered on time for he show? I mean with a name like that....  duck 

User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8759 times:

I wonder if you can fish off of it?


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User currently offlineCleco From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8050 times:

If anyone has the desktop calendar from Boeing they should probably look at the July page and compare with the video shown above


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User currently offlineAllpress From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

anyone know if its got a glass cockpit and
if its full FBW yet?

cam  Wink  airplane 



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User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

well at least one 787 is being testing.... LOL  duck 

User currently offlineTISTPAA727 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 319 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7667 times:



Quoting Flyabunch (Reply 3):
It must be nice to think of 1955 as "a couple years back".

 laughing  too funny!!!!



Don't sweat the little things.
User currently offlineMrBrightSide From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

Interesting name... if not knowing the story, one might thing "Boeing misses with 787" in Chinglish  Wink

Let's just hope that this 787 does not learn to fly... seen way too many accidents on the sea to consider it a leasure demonstration...



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18699 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6309 times:

I want to know who designed that paint scheme. I nominate it for best color scheme EVER in the history of aviation.

But more than that... it looks good on just about any vehicle.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4990 times:

Cool video - but it almost became another "Helicopter Mid-Air Collision" vid... did you notice that chopper pull up right at the beginning??


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3228 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):
I want to know who designed that paint scheme.

I think it was Teague, but I'm not positive. They do a lot of livery work for Boeing.

Tom.


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