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Future Boeing 777, 747, BWB, & SST Projects

Sat Dec 11, 1999 10:38 am

I found a book that has drawings, schematics, and pictures of all of Boeings projects that they are currently working on. The neatest thing to me was probably the 777's third engine. Boeing developed what was called the APTU that was an APU but also a 15,000 lb. emergency engine that popped out of the fuselage when commanded, beat that Airbus. Also, Boeing still holds rights to the TU-144 and currently has a group of 50 people developing the new B-2707-300, and I must say it puts the Concorde to shame. The most interesting thing is probably the Boeing Blended-Wing-Body (797-BWB) which is slated for enterence into service before 2020.
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RE: Future Boeing 777, 747, BWB, & SST Projects

Sat Dec 11, 1999 10:43 am

I really hate it how Boeing claims all of MDC's designs as they're own creations (ie: BWB, HSCT, MD-12 (if these are built), MD-95, ...) Horrible insult to all those who worked long and hard at MDC to design/build these great aircraft...
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RE: Future Boeing 777, 747, BWB, & SST Projects

Sat Dec 11, 1999 11:27 am

Actually, Boeing had its own Blended Wing Project before it merged with MDC. The different was that Boeing privately funded all its studies, and didn't disclose any information, whilst MDC and NASA worked together with Govt funds on its BWB. Nowadays, of course, Boeing and MDC have been able to combine ideas.

I agree, though, that to call the DC-3 (or any Douglas airliner) part of the "Boeing heritage" certainly is a travesity and would make Mr Douglas roll in his grave.
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RE: Future Boeing 777, 747, BWB, & SST Projects

Sat Dec 11, 1999 3:51 pm

I read in a book that the third engine in the 777 is not an emergency engine, but an engine just to assist take off so that the 777 can be stretched without having a more powerful engin(on the wings).
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RE: Future Boeing 777, 747, BWB, & SST Projects

Sun Dec 12, 1999 7:44 am

Is there a web site that has detailed info on the Concorde. Me and my buddies are working out at JFK and we see them taking off alot but we all speculate about certian facts. like : the plane stretches a foot after take off, it takes $ 40,000 to fuel per flight ,it has wheelie bars in the back to stabalize it's take off ,the nose bends down when it comes in for a landing. I would like to see a sectional drawing of the plane also.The guys at work are real story builders...(BS) if you know what I mean.I love having all the facts ...... Thanks B
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RE: Future Boeing 777, 747, BWB, & SST Projects

Sun Dec 12, 1999 8:05 am

Funny,did not Boeing have a SST ready to fly in the mid 70s? It would not be much of engineering exercise to dust off the old blue prints and add updated powerplants with "supercruise" feature. And did not the Government help fund the original American SST? I know they stopped funding and thats when Boeing stopped working on it.

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