A330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted
Wed Aug 15 2001 01:34:41 UTC (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
Sorry, can't answer your question. However, I have a question to ask you!
Why won't the 2nd prototype be the first A340-600 delivered to VS??
MSN 371, roll out 12/6/2001, first flight 18/6/2001. (With the overwing exit)
Photo © Yannick Delamarre
Why don't you join the Airbus Network Forum and ask there. There are many informed Airbus people and one of them may have an answer.
BTW, look at this! A340-600 VMU test!
Want to know more. check out http://www.multimania.com/airbus/
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Wed Aug 15 2001 01:54:22 UTC (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
Does anyone know what is being used for the tail skid during these tests? I know Boeing uses a large piece of oak for thier Vmu tests. But wood doesn't spark like that!!!!!
Surely they wouldn't use the actual tail skid on the aircraft, would they?
Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Wed Aug 15 2001 06:05:42 UTC (13 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
The second and third A340-600's which are for VS in 2003 will be part of the test programme. Thats why they will not be delivered till after some of the later aircraft.
As for the tail skid, maybe AI is testing the real damage you get when you do a tail strike !!!!!, not the damage to a piece of wood !!