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Also, if you watch Jon Ostrower's video of the ANA 787 first flight, at 4:26, you will notice that the engines seem placed much higher from the field of view than any of the other two planes, which leads me to believe that they are indeed farther out on the dihedral.
I have also noticed that the 787 seems to have a shorter landing gear than the A330, and has a more squatted appearance, yet it has larger engines. Could this also be because the engines are farther out on the dihedral, allowing for more ground clearance?
Maybe I'm just seeing things, but if this is true, what would allow Boeing to put the engines in this position? I know it is said that the L-1011 engines actually helped alleviate wing stress during flight (assuming wingflex). Anyone have any ideas?
[Edited 2011-12-31 14:11:41]