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Topic: What Is The Purpose Of The Yellow Boxes?
Username: Irishpower
Posted 2012-09-03 00:22:26 and read 7730 times.

If you look at the image in this link you will see large yellow boxes hanging from the engine supports. I'm figuring that they are weights that are used to simulate the weight of an engine. My questions is why are they needed? Does it put stresses on the airframe if there are no engines hanging from the wings?



http://www.airliners.net/photo/Royal...Boeing-787-8B6-Dreamliner/2154776/

Topic: RE: What Is The Purpose Of The Yellow Boxes?
Username: COSPN
Posted 2012-09-03 00:32:35 and read 7685 times.

They need the weight so they dont tail tip...

Topic: RE: What Is The Purpose Of The Yellow Boxes?
Username: Irishpower
Posted 2012-09-03 01:04:07 and read 7582 times.

Thanks COSPN.

That makes sense.

Topic: RE: What Is The Purpose Of The Yellow Boxes?
Username: fat-g4
Posted 2012-09-03 03:15:07 and read 7284 times.

Discussed here in Tech/Ops a few weeks ago! Maybe help some of your questions!

Why Do These Wings Have Weights? (by jtl11968 Aug 23 2012 in Tech Ops)

Topic: RE: What Is The Purpose Of The Yellow Boxes?
Username: B727FA
Posted 2012-09-03 10:15:28 and read 4437 times.

I thought they were girl planes and those were earrings.  


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