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A380 fails key structural test.

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posted on May, 22 2006 @ 04:40 PM
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post eating gremlins at work again so if I type some blather here the post above will appear, hey presto!




posted on May, 22 2006 @ 04:59 PM
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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.


Actually routing both hydraulic lines so close to each other that both can be severed by a single incident is a design flaw, especially when they are the only way to use your flight controls



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 05:08 PM
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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.

Train


You may be right, but keep in mind that these planes need to be engineered to handle crazy maneuvers, like big banking turns preceeding building collisions. Otherwise the US government would never allow them into service.



 
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