texl1649 wrote:mat66 wrote:Revelation wrote:The AvWeek article (which can be read after free email registration) says that the auto mode is for landing (deploy at a certain speed after touchdown), and for take off, it's a check list item. It didn't mention any prevention of take off with wing tips folded. I presume there would be all kinds of warnings being thrown if they do try to take off with the wingtips in the down position.
I could be mistaken, but didn't Boeing at program launch said something like it can fly/take off with the wing tips folded or missing completely ? As the first commercial aircraft with this feature it would be wise to plan very conservatively to that regard. Some warning at take off would of course make sense, anyway.
Yes, they did. Of course, when you start removing chunks of the wing it's going to take longer to get airborne. I imagine the flight test regimen will include such evaluations, though I doubt it's done anywhere near MTOW.
Taking off with both wing tips folded or missing shouldn't be that much of an issue I think. Probably part of standard simulator training for the 777X. Maybe it would be more of an event if one of the wing tips was extended and the other folded, I'm not sure.