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777 Wing Ultimate Load Test Photos/Video  
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12725 times:
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I'm looking for photos or video of the 777's ultimate load wing test.

I believe the PBS series, "21st Century Jet" filmed the test, in which the wing appeared to be deflected upward at about a 70 or 80 degree angle before failing.

Actually, any such wing test photos/footage would be great. So far, I've only been able to find blury photos and poor angles.

Thanks very much in advance.  Smile




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User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12714 times:

Yes there is a wing test section in the PBS "The building of a 21st century jet".
I have the DVD collection which I brought from E-bay about a year ago.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12708 times:
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Quoting 777WT (Reply 1):
I have the DVD collection which I brought from E-bay about a year ago.

Ooooo. I didn't realize it was available on DVD.

I'll be right back.....I need to go spend some money.  Smile




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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12655 times:

Here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...r_11_1/104-0658597-2794350?ie=UTF8



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12624 times:
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Thanks, Starlionblue, but it's listed as "not available". I can't seem to find the DVDs for sale anywhere else, either....not Ebay, not barnesandnoble.com, not half.com.....nowhere.

Does anyone have a source with the DVD set in stock?




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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12615 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):

Thanks, Starlionblue, but it's listed as "not available". I can't seem to find the DVDs for sale anywhere else, either....not Ebay, not barnesandnoble.com, not half.com.....nowhere.

Does anyone have a source with the DVD set in stock?

If you click on the "Order it used" link on Amazon (on the right) Amazon can try to get it for you. I have used this service on occasion and the hit rate is pretty decent. You specify condition and max price. You won't be charged until they find it.

Otherwise try here: http://www.boeingstore.com/catalog/i...on=product&theParentId=166&id=4371



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12614 times:
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Cool. Thanks, Starlionblue!  Smile




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User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12612 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):
Thanks, Starlionblue, but it's listed as "not available". I can't seem to find the DVDs for sale anywhere else, either....not Ebay, not barnesandnoble.com, not half.com.....nowhere.

Does anyone have a source with the DVD set in stock?




2H4

It's a very hard find for the DVD set.
There was only 2-3 listing in E-bay which was the only source I could find from a year ago. I even tried amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com with no luck.

However I do have a copy set on VHS tape which I borrowed the originals from my aviation college to watch at home.
However the DVD set includes more of the engine design and testing program which the VHS doesn't include.

It's 3 VHS tapes long.


User currently offlineMSPGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 12600 times:

the Boeing store has it in stock. Just bought it 15 minutes ago


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 12590 times:

Quoting MSPGUY (Reply 8):
the Boeing store has it in stock. Just bought it 15 minutes ago

Cool, they had it on back order a few weeks ago. I just had my VHS copy put onto DVD by a friend. The quality is ok, but shows the signs of being copied from a 10 year old tape.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 66
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12471 times:

I can just hear the youngsters out there:

"OMG OMG OMG What's a VHS????"



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12464 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 10):
Starlionblue

VHS arent that old you know!! people used to use them all the time 6 years ago here.

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12462 times:

Sorry for being OT 2H4  wave 

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 10):
I can just hear the youngsters out there:

"OMG OMG OMG What's a VHS????"

Nah, they would rather shout:
"OMG OMG OMG What's Betamax????"  spin 


User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 12235 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 10):
I can just hear the youngsters out there:

"OMG OMG OMG What's a VHS????"

What is a Betamax?? Big grin

cheers

Asturias



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 66
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12217 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 11):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 10):
Starlionblue

VHS arent that old you know!! people used to use them all the time 6 years ago here.

I know. I know.  Wink I was being facetious.

My parents of course had the third horse in the a horse race: Video 2000 from Philips. Now that's a strange bird.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12008 times:

Quoting 777WT (Reply 7):
It's a very hard find for the DVD set.
There was only 2-3 listing in E-bay which was the only source I could find from a year ago. I even tried amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com with no luck.

However I do have a copy set on VHS tape which I borrowed the originals from my aviation college to watch at home.
However the DVD set includes more of the engine design and testing program which the VHS doesn't include.

It's 3 VHS tapes long.

I actually recorded all of the episodes when the series was on in November, 1997. Quality isn't very great because a) I don't have cable, and b) trying to record TV on VHS with a VCR isn't too great. If you can't get the videos, give me a week and I'll try to get some photos here.

N231YE


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12008 times:
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Quoting N231YE (Reply 15):
If you can't get the videos, give me a week and I'll try to get some photos here.

Much appreciated. Don't go out of your way, though....it's not that important.  Smile




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User currently offlineBoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11876 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
in which the wing appeared to be deflected upward at about a 70 or 80 degree angle before failing.

Any pictures or articles about such tests on the web? It would be really interesting to see.



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11776 times:

Quoting Asturias (Reply 13):
What is a Betamax?? Big grin

Wikipedia on Beta Max  Smile

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
Actually, any such wing test photos/footage would be great.

See pm 2H4  Smile


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11732 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 14):
My parents of course had the third horse in the a horse race: Video 2000 from Philips. Now that's a strange bird.

Not as strange as the RCA Selectavision Video Disk player...the disks were 12 inches in diameter and had to be flipped over halfway through the movie  Wink



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 66
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11691 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):

Not as strange as the RCA Selectavision Video Disk player...the disks were 12 inches in diameter and had to be flipped over halfway through the movie

Video disk was never big in Europe. My parents had a P1502 VCR in the 70s though. This was way pre-Betamax or VHS. Massive machine.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11328 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
I'm looking for photos or video of the 777's ultimate load wing test.

I believe the PBS series, "21st Century Jet" filmed the test, in which the wing appeared to be deflected upward at about a 70 or 80 degree angle before failing.



Quoting N231YE (Reply 15):
I actually recorded all of the episodes when the series was on in November, 1997. Quality isn't very great because a) I don't have cable, and b) trying to record TV on VHS with a VCR isn't too great. If you can't get the videos, give me a week and I'll try to get some photos here.

I told you I'd get the video as I promised. Because of this thread, it is my first time using YouTube.com, so I learned a little! Anyways, I apologize about the wait, you see, I'm in college now, so I live 2 hours away from my house, which contains my library of airplane videos and books. Because of this, I had to wait for the 3 day weekend to drive home. Anyways, I hope this is what you wanted.

N231YE



21st Century Jet, Episode V. Skyscraper Productions. 1995. Videocassette. Channel Four Television Company, LTD.

If you guys can't view it, here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uo0C01Fwb8


User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11305 times:

I've never seen that before. Wow. Did both wings really fail simultaneously? If so, that says a lot about consistency and quality control. Amazing.


I am a patient boy ...
User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11279 times:

Thats just sweet...I can't imagine witnessing something like that in person, seeing those massive wings bent upward so far and not breaking. Just amazing!

YourCptSpeaking



...and don't call me Shirley!!
User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11217 times:

Quoting Lemmy (Reply 22):
I've never seen that before. Wow. Did both wings really fail simultaneously? If so, that says a lot about consistency and quality control. Amazing.

Yes they both had to be lifted up for the destructive wing failure test which they can measure the load factor which it has to meet or exceed the 1.5 rating. This video clearly shows it passed the test more than it's required.


25 BoeingOnFinal : I wonder how many G's this aircraft have to pull, to put the same amount of stress on the wings as shown here. If people are afraid of seing the wings
26 Starlionblue : A typical airliner G tolerance is +3.5/-1. Since the limit is 50% over that, that would be 5.25G. What the "real" limit is I do not know. Also, this
27 Post contains images N231YE : Looks amazing ...except if you helped to build it, as the video implies .
28 Post contains images Asturias : Hehe, yes I used to have a Betamax VCR cheers Asturias
29 N231YE : I'm quoting myself...anyways, with all of the talk about Alan Mulally going over to Ford recently, I must mention that's him in the lower right hand
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