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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm

I like how the 777x seems to have some 787 design elements, especially the tail.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:20 pm

PixelPilot wrote:

Thanks,
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:20 pm

WIederling wrote:
"777X is landing soon"
changed now to
"The 777X is currently in flight"

Anything known about the (planned) duration of the first flight?

FWIW, Flightaware lists ETA to BFI as 14:04 - that's really arbitrary though for first flights - depends on many factors. I will say they were pretty close when the 748i took its maiden flight
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:20 pm

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anshabhi wrote:
Why didn't they retract the gear?


You rarely do that on first part of the flight.


Yesterday they said that they will retract the gears only after a series of test. Watch when they return to Boeing Field to see if the gears were up. I suppose they will have flight test photos with the gears up as well.

Not much of a rotation or wing flex. They must be flying light as it seemed just to pop up and gain altitude without effort.

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:21 pm

And she's airborne! Fantastic news. Congratulations to Boeing.

Just love these first flights... If you've not watched the first flight if the 757 on YouTube, its well worth it!

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:23 pm

"777X is landing soon"
changed now to
"The 777X is currently in flight"

Anything known about the (planned) duration of the first flight?
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:23 pm

The "King 5" helicopter got some good video of the take-off here:
https://youtu.be/J-bAJytxL-g?t=2326
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:23 pm

Nice going Boeing
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:26 pm

Congratulations to Boeing! Still remember my team being present at the first 787 flight like yesterday!

Finally 777 got the wing she deserved, looks really cool with the wingtips (UP and DOWN). Did they increase the MLG height from 777 or am I seeing things ?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:27 pm

With all of the troubles that Boeing has been going through it was Great to see the successful takeoff this morning of this Beautiful aircraft! I wish Boeing well in the future. I believe in rivalries, but Friendly one's. I wish Airbus well in the future as well.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 pm

Sweet! Congratulations Boeing. I hope you sell a lot of those beautiful jets!
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 pm

Interesting how the wing does not flex as much as we see with 787

Looking good though
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:29 pm

Above everything, it's heartwarming to see so many people being emotionally attached to Boeing.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:30 pm

WIederling wrote:
Anything known about the (planned) duration of the first flight?


I believe they said a couple of hours when they ended the livestream, but as others have noted, it will depend on what tasks are scheduled to be performed and the local weather conditions at Boeing Field (where the frame will return to and then operate out of as the Flight Test Center is located there).
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:30 pm

Congratulations Boeing! Very happy to see her finally take flight.

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:31 pm

Reported over the Boeing frequency from the pilots "All flight controls are good, very solid"

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:32 pm

Look forward to watching that landing. Those wings are gorgeous.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:35 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1PlgNwYeWc

To watch every couple of minutes or so till it's time for the landing :biggrin:
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:35 pm

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And she's airborne! Fantastic news. Congratulations to Boeing.

Just love these first flights... If you've not watched the first flight if the 757 on YouTube, its well worth it!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRar2YONKfk is what I found.

None of this wussy 10 knot limit, they took off with 20 knots and had a bit of a sporty landing.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:38 pm

Eyad89 wrote:
Interesting how the wing does not flex as much as we see with 787

Looking good though



Wait until is full of fuel and things, wings will flex for sure, look at the rotation it was almost with no nose-up attitude.

Congrats for this first take-off!
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:41 pm

Stitch wrote:
randomdude83 wrote:
wow amazing! did the main landing gear lift before the front nose? kinda tells me that wing is amazing with insane lift.

That is what I saw, as well. The plane is likely very light so perhaps the huge lift from the wings was enough to get her bum in the air first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1PlgNwYeWc&t=35 is a second or so before takeoff.

Upon further review, it looks like the nose does get off first, but not by much.

Certainly not much rotation ahead of time or after, a relatively shallow climb out.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:43 pm

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Blue screen from Boeing btw.


They just don’t seem to be able to get a break

They need to either hire more competent live event people full time, or contract it out to competent people ad hoc. The production values were simply awful.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:45 pm

When are they landing?
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:46 pm

Revelation wrote:
Stitch wrote:
randomdude83 wrote:
wow amazing! did the main landing gear lift before the front nose? kinda tells me that wing is amazing with insane lift.

That is what I saw, as well. The plane is likely very light so perhaps the huge lift from the wings was enough to get her bum in the air first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1PlgNwYeWc&t=35 is a second or so before takeoff.

Upon further review, it looks like the nose does get off first, but not by much.

Certainly not much rotation ahead of time or after, a relatively shallow climb out.

The 777-9 uses the 777-300ER's semi-cantilevered main gear. When the takeoff roll starts, a hydraulic strut on the main gear locks between the vertical gear strut and the front axle of the main gear. As weight taken off the gear by the wing as the plane accelerates, the oleo extends slightly, but since the distance between the gear strut and front axle is locked, the rear axle is pushed downward, causing the front of the main gear to be lifted off the ground.

Normally this movement is very small not really visible to the naked eye, but because the 777-9 on its first flight is probably very lightly loaded, and since they rotated at a much higher speed that necessary since they have not performed any takeoff performance testing, the effect was greatly exaggerated.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:52 pm

Congratulations to Boeing :)
It seems like yesterday when I was living in Seattle and the 777 was about to do its first flight :)
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:00 pm

Congratulations Boeing, now the party is over, get those orders flowing.

Revelation wrote:
Certainly not much rotation ahead of time or after, a relatively shallow climb out.


Shallow climbing means fuel efficient. GE90-115B will remain the most powerful engine, unless Musk develops a Merlin variant for aviation.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:03 pm

Turning back towards Seattle now... are they going to land immediately?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:06 pm

Wait! Are they trying to write something or to draw something???
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:07 pm

Its certainly a beast of a machine, good looking as well. I wish it every success. Hope, Boeing's troubles are now in the past and they can go back to making great planes that the world needs in a mutually respectful competition with Airbus.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:07 pm

The original arrival time was showing at 2:04 pm PST, now adjusted to 11:57 am PST. Pretty big change. Wonder why?
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:11 pm

I like the four canoes on the outboard wing.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:12 pm

Overlooking a bay on the west side of the sound, socked in, visibility less than a mile. Cams are showing about the same at Boeing Field, in any event I will not be able to see it here from Kitsap County, often able to see a glint or two of shiny metal.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:15 pm

Revelation wrote:
Checklist787 wrote:
Yeah!!!
[orgasmic]

No happy ending till it lands safely! :biggrin:


Ouuups! Too late :biggrin:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:21 pm

Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be on the ground in Everett...
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:23 pm

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Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be landed in Everett...

Its still doing circuits north of Moses Lake
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:23 pm

Curiousflyer wrote:
Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be landed in Everett...



Its currently holding
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:23 pm

Curiousflyer wrote:
Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be landed in Everett...
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:23 pm

No it's still around north of Moses Lake.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:24 pm

ER757 wrote:
WIederling wrote:
"777X is landing soon"
changed now to
"The 777X is currently in flight"

Anything known about the (planned) duration of the first flight?

FWIW, Flightaware lists ETA to BFI as 14:04 - that's really arbitrary though for first flights - depends on many factors. I will say they were pretty close when the 748i took its maiden flight

Wonder if it will make a trip to Mt. Rainier to shoot photos? Seems to be a part of every first flight, if conditions permit.

Curiousflyer wrote:
Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be landed in Everett...

The 3D view shows it quite far east of Seattle, now doing a wide race track pattern.

Checklist787 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Checklist787 wrote:
Yeah!!!
[orgasmic]

No happy ending till it lands safely! :biggrin:

Ouuups! Too late :biggrin:

Talk to your doctor! :biggrin:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:25 pm

FlightAware still shows BOE1/N779XW at 14900 feet and making a loop. The chase plane BOE9X landed at Moses Lake MWH a few minutes ago.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:27 pm

OK, thanks all, I need to reload the page to see it.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:30 pm

Spool up of the GE9X sounds amazing.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:31 pm

ikramerica wrote:
zeke wrote:
FlyingViking wrote:
Blue screen from Boeing btw.


They just don’t seem to be able to get a break

They need to either hire more competent live event people full time, or contract it out to competent people ad hoc. The production values were simply awful.


In the grand scheme of things, live video of the first flight is a pretty low priority. You seem to have a special kind of hate for Boeing eh?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:36 pm

According to FR24 currently orbiting over the little town of Leahy, Washington - mildly amusing synchronicity.

[Edit] - Looking at google maps "little town" is a a bit of an overstatement - Leahy appears to consist of 2 sheds - but it does appear on the FR24 map.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:45 pm

Holding while waiting for the T-33 to refuel?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:48 pm

nmcalba wrote:
According to FR24 currently orbiting over the little town of Leahy, Washington - mildly amusing synchronicity.

[Edit] - Looking at google maps "little town" is a a bit of an overstatement - Leahy appears to consist of 2 sheds - but it does appear on the FR24 map.

Maybe they are testing the "lav dump" functionality? :biggrin:

greg3322 wrote:
Holding while waiting for the T-33 to refuel?

Flying race track patterns is quite normal for a test flight.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:51 pm

Amazing stuff. Finally! What a good looking airplane. It reminds me of an eagle with it's big talons (landing gear).

What is the callsign / flightnumber of it? I want to track it on FR24.

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