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Originally posted by bigx01
and you should remember that the St. Louis crash was the result of a catastrophic engine failure that severed all hydraulic lines, including the 2 redundant systems, not a design flaw in the plane.
Originally posted by BigTrain
You people jump to conclusions. Their target for overstrength was a factor of 1.5 The test reached 1.47. Id say thats pretty damn good. The 1.5 was a mathematical calc and depending on loading conditions etc, it seems like they did a pretty dam good job.
If you actually read the article, you would also know that the deflection at failure was 24 feet off horizontal!!!!!! The most ive ever seen a wing deflect when i was in a place was MAYBE a foot.