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Will 747-8i 's Wings Be So Curved?  
User currently offlinedennys From France, joined May 2001, 895 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

Hello ,

Will the 747-8i still get so curved wings whenerver taxiing on the ground ?
Thank you all
regards
dennys

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

In comparison to what?
And, not sure what you mean by curved on the ground... typically, wings only droop during taxi if they're heavy-laden with fuel.

In flight, the 748's wings will probably flex about the same as the 744. In comparison to the 787, however, the answer is no, they will NOT flex that much!


User currently offlinetsugambler From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I think the 787's wing flex is one of the most striking things I've ever seen... I wish the 747-8's wings WOULD be able to flex that much!

User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3425 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
In flight, the 748's wings will probably flex about the same as the 744

The new tips will seem more dramatic as the same bend in degrees will be higher or lower relative to the fuselage.


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