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Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:06 pm

Will be rolled out to the media on Wednesday, at the Frederickson, WA plant.

Sadly I will be unable to attend.
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:01 am

I'm ready to see how close it looks to the drawings.
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:15 am

FREDERICKSON, Wash., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) celebrated roll out of the first vertical fin for the company's all-new commercial airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. Manufactured and assembled at the Composite Manufacturing Center in Frederickson, Wash., the vertical fin is the largest primary structure of the 787 airframe built by an internal Boeing supplier. The delivery meets a key program milestone as the airplane begins final assembly in Everett, Wash., in preparation for its initial roll out in July.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070314/sfw093.html?.v=101
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:19 am

All these 787 parts are getting quite exciting. The nose section, the APU cone, and the engines (GEnx) have all been revealed and with the tail fin been rolled out next week, only the wings and the middle section remain!  Smile
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:37 am

No photo? what's that about?
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:46 am

I searched on Boeing.com and Boeingmedia.com for pictures, and all I could find is when they're applying the skin to the V-Stab.
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

When I first read it I mistook it for the first stab into the heart of Airbus Wink
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:53 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):
the engines (GEnx)

Have there been any photos of the engine yet?? I'd love to see that.
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:19 pm

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 7):
Have there been any photos of the engine yet?? I'd love to see that.

http://www.geaviation.com/engines/commercial/genx/firstflight.html

I got that from this thread, posted a couple of weeks ago.
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:08 pm

The way it is assembled (no jig) suggests to me that the components are pre-drilled. Or is it locator holes for determinate assembly only? Can anyone of the Boeing guys shed some light on this? I think I can spot pre-drilled holes in the flanges of the C-spars on image K63972, but I don't see many holes anywhere else.
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:24 pm

Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 9):
The way it is assembled (no jig) suggests to me that the components are pre-drilled.

A little more information about how the tail fin is produced can be read here:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/

And here's a new article about the tail fin roll out, with a picture of it too:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:31 pm

"The tail fin will arrive at the Everett plant on a truck. The much bigger composite wings and fuselage sections manufactured by Boeing's partners will make a more dramatic appearance -- in Boeing's big, ugly airplane known as the Large Cargo Freighter, a modified 747."

HAHA....The boeing fans aint gonna like that statement too much! just amusing!

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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:33 pm

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 11):
HAHA....The boeing fans aint gonna like that statement too much! just amusing!

So? Thay are ugly, just like the Beluga's. The most important thing is that they do their job, and do it well.
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:35 pm

There were about eight pictures here earlier in the day...not sure what's up with the reduction.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...chnology/2003618669_tailfin15.html

Getting closer!
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:37 pm

Quoting Kappel (Reply 12):
So? Thay are ugly, just like the Beluga's. The most important thing is that they do their job, and do it well.


Lol dont get so touchy... you are obviously not very familiar with the viciousness of boeing and airbus fans on this site... any comment about the LCF or the Beluga sparks a fire.

I still find it amusing!

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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:40 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
There were about eight pictures here earlier in the day...not sure what's up with the reduction.

Press the link that says "Dream comes true, piece by piece" on the right side below the picture, and you'll find nine pictures from the roll out.
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:34 pm

Quoting Brendows (Reply 15):
Press the link that says "Dream comes true, piece by piece" on the right side below the picture, and you'll find nine pictures from the roll out.

Here is a direct link to that.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...usinesstechnology2003618408/7.html

You have to love the big bold "Made In China" stamped right on the bottom of the stabilizer. Almost gives you the feeling that Boeing could have bought it at WalMart.

I can't wait until the 787 is rolled out and takes it's first flight and is placed in service. I am really looking forward to seeing them at DTW next year and perhaps flying on one!
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:02 pm

It seems to have lost that little bit of curvature at the top...maybe it's just the angle.

This is getting exciting! Only a few more months...
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 9):
The way it is assembled (no jig) suggests to me that the components are pre-drilled. Or is it locator holes for determinate assembly only?

Jigged drilling should be pretty passe these days. Electronic measurement and analysis should enable extremely accurate "right-first-time" fitting without the need for jigs.
(Of course you might still need jigs for other reasons..)
If us shipbuilding dinosaurs can do it, you cutting edge airframers should be able to  Wink

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):

Thanks for the thread, Clickhappy.
I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together  Smile

Regards
 
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RE: Boeing Completed The First 787 Verticle Stab

Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:46 am

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 8):
http://www.geaviation.com/engines/commercial/genx/firstflight.html

I got that from this thread, posted a couple of weeks ago.

WOW!! Thanks for the link. That just made my week. Not only has it been completed, but it has flown!!!
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