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Vertical Load Acceleration Limits

Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:10 pm

The following flight vertical load acceleration limits are specified in the FAA Flight Manual for B732s,

(a) Flaps up .........................................................2.5g to -1.0g
(b) Flaps down.....................................................2.0g to 0.0g

What is the Maximum vertical loads it can sucessfully take under test conditions.
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RE: Vertical Load Acceleration Limits

Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:34 pm

The simple answer is that we don't know how much they can actually take. That's why we have safety margins when designing them.  Smile

But if you ever get a chance, check out imagery of destructive testing of wings. The forces and amount of bending they can sustain before breaking is nothing short of amazing.

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