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Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:31 pm

I was wonder is 737 300, 400 and 500 made of all metal, are do they have some composite in them? Also do the BAe 146 has a metal structure, are do they have composite in them?
 
pilotpip
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:55 pm

Fiberglass is a composite.

I'd imagine that the 737 has some fiberglass somewhere.
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:22 pm

Boeing did fit 5 737-200's with composite horizontal stabilizers.

http://www.agingaircraftconference.o.../all_files/30/30b/172_sess30b.pdf.
 
T prop
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:24 pm

Well that link didn't work, this should be better.

http://www.agingaircraftconference.o...g/all_files/30/30b/172_sess30b.pdf
 
Dalmd88
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:27 pm

All Boeing aircraft have some composites. Every wing to body fairing and flap fairing is composite. Also a lot of the wing panels are composite. I did work on a couple of the 737 that had the composite tails. They were a real pain. We found a lot of cracks. The aluminum ones rarely had any.
 
nonfirm
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:45 pm

They have quite a few sections that are composite.Here are some of the areas


  • Radome
  • Spoilers
  • Eng Cowls
  • Lower Leading Edge wing panels
  • Pylon panels
  • Flaps
  • Ailerons
  • Elevators
  • Rudder
  • Nlg & Mlg Doors


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Buzz
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:39 pm

Hi Nonfirm, Buzz here. And then there's that large fiberglass air conditioning panel door on the belly of the 737's. It's much handier than the one on the Airbus... easy to open.
g'day
 
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RE: Do 737 Classic & BAe 146 Have Any Composite?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:51 pm

Quoting Buzz (Reply 6):
And then there's that large fiberglass air conditioning panel door on the belly of the 737's

Thanks Buzz i forgot about them. airplane 

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