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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:39 pm

Live stream has ended now...(?)
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:41 pm

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Live stream has ended now...(?)

Yes, now what do we do with the rest of our lives? :biggrin:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:42 pm

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Video of the first ever 777x landing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQSekOGPR0

Damn those engines look even bigger from this angle!

They look enormous (because they are :-))
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:53 pm

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The B-52 lifts off main gear first.


How else, would it lift off ?
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:06 pm

I'm never going to get tired of watching those wingtips.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:14 pm

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Pouring rain when pilots step down the airstairs after she was pulled to the hangar. And they don't even spend them some umbrellas.... :confused:


They might have...we just don't use them here! ;)
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:18 pm

What is the reasoning for landing at BFI? It seems like all of the analysis / diagnostic tools would be at PAE.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:20 pm

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Do we know what is going to happen during this flight?


At a minimum I'd say take-off and landing. :white:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:21 pm

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Noshow wrote:
The B-52 lifts off main gear first.


How else, would it lift off ?


:rotfl:

Right! All four bogies are main gear.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:24 pm

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redcap1962 wrote:
Live stream has ended now...(?)

Yes, now what do we do with the rest of our lives? :biggrin:


Waiting for the first photos to appear in the database... :?
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:29 pm

Is it normal for the horizontal stabilizers to get bounced around like that upon landing? Not just from the impact of the plane touching down, but they also seem to get bounced around by the engine turbulence. Maybe this happens to every plane and I didn't notice it until today.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:41 pm

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What is the reasoning for landing at BFI? It seems like all of the analysis / diagnostic tools would be at PAE.

All Boeing flight test programs are run out of BFI.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:41 pm

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
What is the reasoning for landing at BFI? It seems like all of the analysis / diagnostic tools would be at PAE.


Actually the opposite - the Boeing Flight Test Center is located at BFI so all of Boeing's flight test and certification programs run out of BFI.

The 787 and 737MAX test frames all flew on their maiden trips from their home bases to BFI and then stayed at BFI.

(Note: The 787-10's first flight was around CHS, but the frame flew to BFI soon after for the certification program.)
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:41 pm

Today's successful 779 first flight has to be welcome news for the beleaguered Boeing. Now they can work on getting this new big bird certified and in the fleets of their customers. Congrats to Boeing and congrats to GE for implementing a design change so fast in the GEN-X engines.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:53 pm

Pilots said 777x outperformed their expectations. Nice to hear
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:56 pm

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Pilots said 777x outperformed their expectations. Nice to hear


I wouldn’t expect Boeing test pilots to say ‘what a dog!’
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:56 pm

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Pilots said 777x outperformed their expectations. Nice to hear
well it depends on what they were expecting I guess!

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:57 pm

Boeing is going to brief the pilots and look at all the data from test equipment. Assuming nothing unexpected shows up how soon before today's plane and 2nd test flight aircraft fly? Just wondering when next test flight be?
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:04 am

georgiabill wrote:
Boeing is going to brief the pilots and look at all the data from test equipment. Assuming nothing unexpected shows up how soon before today's plane and 2nd test flight aircraft fly? Just wondering when next test flight be?


Pilot said next flight is scheduled for Tuesday in post-flight interview. Probably the same frame.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:09 am

Indy wrote:
Is it normal for the horizontal stabilizers to get bounced around like that upon landing? Not just from the impact of the plane touching down, but they also seem to get bounced around by the engine turbulence. Maybe this happens to every plane and I didn't notice it until today.



Yes, it's quite common. Especially on larger planes that have higher-span horizontal stabilizers.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:16 am

Prost wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
Pilots said 777x outperformed their expectations. Nice to hear


I wouldn’t expect Boeing test pilots to say ‘what a dog!’

LOL. That is also true
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:18 am

Indy wrote:
Is it normal for the horizontal stabilizers to get bounced around like that upon landing? Not just from the impact of the plane touching down, but they also seem to get bounced around by the engine turbulence. Maybe this happens to every plane and I didn't notice it until today.


Yes....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUjTY-lHIxY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnWMpPMIX7g
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:49 am

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Thanks for the links. That 2nd one is pretty awesome :-)
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:41 am

Indy wrote:
Is it normal for the horizontal stabilizers to get bounced around like that upon landing? Not just from the impact of the plane touching down, but they also seem to get bounced around by the engine turbulence. Maybe this happens to every plane and I didn't notice it until today.


I witnessed the AN-124 takeoff in CLT and I've never seen a stabilizer move quite that much
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:38 am

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:45 am

Tracking MAX Production https://737-max.blogspot.com/
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:58 am

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I'm never going to get tired of watching those wingtips.


Indeed. I was a little surprised to hear they auto fold on the runway once under 50kts. I’m curious if this will be standard procedure for all carriers? I don’t see an issue if you’re under 50kts, but an interesting setting none the less.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:33 am

aeromoe wrote:
CALTECH wrote:
Noshow wrote:
The B-52 lifts off main gear first.


How else, would it lift off ?


:rotfl:

Right! All four bogies are main gear.


IIRC, the ' training wheels ' lift off first...... :rotfl:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:46 am

glideslope wrote:
delimit wrote:
I'm never going to get tired of watching those wingtips.


Indeed. I was a little surprised to hear they auto fold on the runway once under 50kts. I’m curious if this will be standard procedure for all carriers? I don’t see an issue if you’re under 50kts, but an interesting setting none the less.


I think it’s built into the aircraft systems, it makes perfect sense so that the wingtips are up in time for a high speed turnoff.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:05 am

SDL wrote:
I might be one of the few but I love the 777 and I really look forward to fly on the 777x.
I always try to choose a seat just in front of wing where I can see the huge GE engine and the wing.
787 have the sexiest wing on the market so far but I hope a fully loaded 777x will flex her wings a lot too.


Same here. Love both planes and looking forward for the flex
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:56 am

My sons high school A/V class could've produced and hosted a better webcast than this crap Boeing put out over two days. Those two hosts were god awful. Reminded me of the old SNL skit "Wakeup Wakefield."
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:30 am

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My sons high school A/V class could've produced and hosted a better webcast than this crap Boeing put out over two days. Those two hosts were god awful. Reminded me of the old SNL skit "Wakeup Wakefield."


Stop with the whining people. You just don't know how difficult it is to orchestrate a live broadcast. A co-worker of mine just came back from Universal Studio after attending a afternoon day time talk show. The amount of production is enormous. The taping was two hours just for a 45 minute show.

Boeing is a plane making company. To be able to pull off something like this and make it look halfway presentable would require hiring an outside production company and spend millions which they don't have right now.

Just be glad you don't have to sit in one of their all employee broadcast/town hall.

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:46 am

n7371f wrote:
My sons high school A/V class could've produced and hosted a better webcast than this crap Boeing put out over two days. Those two hosts were god awful. Reminded me of the old SNL skit "Wakeup Wakefield."


Don’t agree with all of that, but Wakeup Wakefield was deadly :lol:
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:04 am

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CALTECH wrote:


Thanks for the links. That 2nd one is pretty awesome :-)


The second will make me avoid SFO in a storm.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:27 am

777X First Flight

Image777X First Flight by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

She already made a brief look at the place where she will eventually end up after her active career... :biggrin:
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:32 am

Revelation wrote:
Video of the first ever 777x landing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQSekOGPR0

Damn those engines look even bigger from this angle!


That was my first thought when I saw this. They are huge. You don't see it quite so much from the side as the aircraft is so long.

Congratulations are in order to the Boeing and the people involved in reaching this significant milestone.
Some very welcome good news at a difficult time in the business's history.

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:44 am

Congratulations to Boeing for this achievement! Great success!

My only slight complaint is on aesthetics: I've seen pictures of her before, and with the folded wingtips she looks great. With the wingtips locked down she looks a bit... old style. Like an old 777, not like a modern, efficient and cool winglet design. The looks do not in my opinion compare the beauty of the 350XWB, for instance. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:59 am

AirlineCritic wrote:
Congratulations to Boeing for this achievement! Great success!

My only slight complaint is on aesthetics: I've seen pictures of her before, and with the folded wingtips she looks great. With the wingtips locked down she looks a bit... old style. Like an old 777, not like a modern, efficient and cool winglet design. The looks do not in my opinion compare the beauty of the 350XWB, for instance. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.


For me it’s one of those things where it depends on the angle, lighting, etc. Sometimes it looks absolutely gorgeous but other times the proportions seem off and it reminds me of those stock AI planes in the old MS Flight Sim games.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:28 am

ikolkyo wrote:
glideslope wrote:
delimit wrote:
I'm never going to get tired of watching those wingtips.


Indeed. I was a little surprised to hear they auto fold on the runway once under 50kts. I’m curious if this will be standard procedure for all carriers? I don’t see an issue if you’re under 50kts, but an interesting setting none the less.


I think it’s built into the aircraft systems, it makes perfect sense so that the wingtips are up in time for a high speed turnoff.


Yup. There was a Boeing document linked on the site ages ago that had a section on the manual and automated bits of the wingtips. Unless otherwise disabled they'll automatically fold up after dropping below 50kts. And there's an alarm if they try to take off with them up.

The general idea being that only on or entering the runway are the wingtips down. All other times on the ground they should be up.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:32 am

ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
glideslope wrote:

Indeed. I was a little surprised to hear they auto fold on the runway once under 50kts. I’m curious if this will be standard procedure for all carriers? I don’t see an issue if you’re under 50kts, but an interesting setting none the less.


I think it’s built into the aircraft systems, it makes perfect sense so that the wingtips are up in time for a high speed turnoff.


Yup. There was a Boeing document linked on the site ages ago that had a section on the manual and automated bits of the wingtips. Unless otherwise disabled they'll automatically fold up after dropping below 50kts. And there's an alarm if they try to take off with them up.

The general idea being that only on or entering the runway are the wingtips down. All other times on the ground they should be up.

not only that but with the wingtips up the aircraft can't go faster than 60 knots
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:40 am

It was sad when they showed all the tail decals on the plane for all the current customers and not one was a US airline.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:53 am

AirlineCritic wrote:
Congratulations to Boeing for this achievement! Great success!

My only slight complaint is on aesthetics: I've seen pictures of her before, and with the folded wingtips she looks great. With the wingtips locked down she looks a bit... old style. Like an old 777, not like a modern, efficient and cool winglet design. The looks do not in my opinion compare the beauty of the 350XWB, for instance. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.


This. Finally some good news from Boeing. But when I saw the landing, to me the dimensions of the 779 weren’t just right. It’s just too curvaceous.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:52 am

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not only that but with the wingtips up the aircraft can't go faster than 60 knots


Was it ever made public if stuck up wingtips could be waived for flight? ( then both up, obviously )
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:03 am

marcelh wrote:
AirlineCritic wrote:
Congratulations to Boeing for this achievement! Great success!

My only slight complaint is on aesthetics: I've seen pictures of her before, and with the folded wingtips she looks great. With the wingtips locked down she looks a bit... old style. Like an old 777, not like a modern, efficient and cool winglet design. The looks do not in my opinion compare the beauty of the 350XWB, for instance. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.


This. Finally some good news from Boeing. But when I saw the landing, to me the dimensions of the 779 weren’t just right. It’s just too curvaceous.


The 777-X has aesthetic advantages than other aircrafts either ...
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:10 am

I thought I’d miss it and was at a dancing thing with my daughter. I clicked on the live webcast on my phone just as it was starting its TO roll. I’m not sure but the wings didn’t seem as ‘slender’ as I’d expected, maybe something to do with the look of the engine. I did watch the landing and for me that was somehow more impressive, very graceful in fact. Congratulations to all the guys a Boeing, a much needed and frankly deserved lift no doubt.

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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:15 am

flipdewaf wrote:
I thought I’d miss it and was at a dancing thing with my daughter. I clicked on the live webcast on my phone just as it was starting its TO roll. I’m not sure but the wings didn’t seem as ‘slender’ as I’d expected, maybe something to do with the look of the engine. I did watch the landing and for me that was somehow more impressive, very graceful in fact. Congratulations to all the guys a Boeing, a much needed and frankly deserved lift no doubt.

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I found it more graceful on takeoff.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:15 am

WIederling wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
not only that but with the wingtips up the aircraft can't go faster than 60 knots


Was it ever made public if stuck up wingtips could be waived for flight? ( then both up, obviously )


I read your comment along the lines of: Was it ever made public if the aircraft waved its wingtips in flight?

Would have been a nice gesture for the occasion :D
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:23 am

Will test flights check what happens to the 777-X, if a lock fails and one or both tips retract in flight? One would certainly be a problem I would think.
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:30 am

Checklist787 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
AirlineCritic wrote:
Congratulations to Boeing for this achievement! Great success!

My only slight complaint is on aesthetics: I've seen pictures of her before, and with the folded wingtips she looks great. With the wingtips locked down she looks a bit... old style. Like an old 777, not like a modern, efficient and cool winglet design. The looks do not in my opinion compare the beauty of the 350XWB, for instance. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.


This. Finally some good news from Boeing. But when I saw the landing, to me the dimensions of the 779 weren’t just right. It’s just too curvaceous.


The 777-X has aesthetic advantages than other aircrafts either ...

The 779 isn’t as ugly as an A380-800, but lacks the natural beauty of the B757-200 or the A350-1000.
 
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Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:35 am

Takeoff +Landing video (2 in 1)

https://youtu.be/rNyJbdv2KF4
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