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Boeing To Take On A380 With Blended Wing 797  
User currently offlineAirNaskar380 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

http://www.newtechspy.com/articles06/boeing797.html

I know it's fake but funny. And there's a pic of it too by clicking the link

....Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the Air travel industry for the next 100 years. The radical Blended Wing design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Center. The mammoth plane will have a wing span of 265 feet compared to the 747’s 211 feet, and is designed to fit within the newly created terminals used for the 555 seat Airbus A380, which is 262 feet wide. The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked up159 orders, but has not yet flown any passengers.
....Boeing decide to kill its 747X stretched super jumbo in 2003 after little interest was shown by airline companies, but has continued to develop the ultimate Airbus crusher 797 for years at its Phantom Works research facility in Long Beach, Calif. The Airbus A380 has been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated $13 billion in development costs, which gives Boeing a huge advantage now that Airbus has committed to the older style tubular aircraft for decades to come.
....There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most important being the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an amazing 50%, with overall weight reduced by 25%, making it an estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making Airbus’s $13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky. High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft, it reduces turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which adds to efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000 passengers flying comfortably at mach .88 or 654 mph cruising speed (another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed A380’s 570 mph)
....The exact date for introduction is unclear, yet the battle lines are clearly drawn in the high-stakes war for civilian air supremacy.

”This is a great advancement in commercial aviation and a huge win for boeing"
April 24, 06

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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

A 265ft. wingspan... How is it going to fit on runways and at gates and is not the width of most large runways only 250ft? Eitherway I think it will be sometime before this happens if indeed it does.

edit: typo.

[Edited 2006-04-24 20:04:46]


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User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Great. I've died and gone back to April 1st.


29th, Let's Go!
User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Here ya go....

Big version: Width: 650 Height: 432 File size: 48kb



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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 1):
A 265ft. wingspan

That's wing span , nothing to do with the gear. Similar to the 380.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Old news. This has been going around for 20 years now......


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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 5):
Old news. This has been going around for 20 years now......

No on two counts. 1) BWB has bee around for over 50 years not 20. 2) This is the result of a recent project in cooperation with NASA that took place last year. Y-3 could very well be a BWB, if it is not, then the next big Boeing will be. You can't love planes and dismiss the future direction at the same time.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Is this meant to be a joke? If not, why in non-aviation? Or have people lost faith in the future altogether? Why couldn't you folks think that way 6 years ago, I would have loved time to stop then.

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 5):
Old news. This has been going around for 20 years now......

If you expect too much, the fault is yours. Not all blended-wing-bodies have to look the same, they can be high wing with the chord going from behind the cockpit to the tailcone with more of a fillet between the fuselage and wing. I think it's bad enough people in the civ forum have set their eyes on expecting (again) 797 will be the 737 replacement. Research does not imply production of units; that is not how it works!

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 6):
Y-3 could very well be a BWB

Indeed, engineering begins with anything, sometimes they stop with what works. It's why some members audaciously expect Y3 to be 777-ish.



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Blended wing is not dead my friends...


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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

The article may be fake, but the idea isn't. Boeing, as I recall, has indeed explored exactly the same design cited in the spoof.

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