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morvious
03-26-2002, 12:06 PM
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=219906

I had not much to do so i went down for some quick looks on airliners.net and i saw this picture.. This isn't that steep, is it??

Morvious

DrFiasco
03-26-2002, 12:30 PM
This is probably from a test flight. I would figure they are testing a zoom climb for emergency purposes such as runway incursion.

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sokra
03-26-2002, 02:23 PM
Yeah, they're most surely in a test flight. Notice the protecction at the back, if it was a normal flight it wouldn't be there. Or at least I :-lol haven't seen an airliner with that in any airport.
Sokra

iafpilot
03-26-2002, 02:47 PM
they are testing rotation and takeoff at speeds below V2, that is, before there's enough lift to get it into the air at a reasonable angle, I have seen one of a 777 too

Jeff S KDTW
03-26-2002, 03:56 PM
It is not a matter of being too steep, it is a matter of being too slow. :-)

What they are doing in this photograph is testing the Vmu of the A340-600. The Vmu is the minimum unstick speed at which an airplane can be rotated off the ground without experiencing a tail-strike. In order to determine this speed, they invariably have to strike the tail. ;-)

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morvious
03-26-2002, 04:10 PM
Aha, that explains a lot.. That pilot must have some guts.. Or is the plane thAt safe that it can hold it..

Well i must see some other forums now.. C ya all later

Morvious

Jeff S KDTW
03-26-2002, 04:16 PM
They actually attach a new skid plate to the tail for the testing, which is capable of withstanding the prolonged skidding. The pilots simply rotate until a tail strike and data is collected at the point when lift-off occurs--thus Vmu. :-)

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morvious
03-26-2002, 04:25 PM
Darn, you know a lot about it.. I keep it by simming :)

Thnx for the explains.. HAppy simming

Morvious

FlyerJeff
03-26-2002, 04:32 PM
Lol.. makes me think that they are making planes too long nowadays :P. I dont know HOW Boeing is gonna get their 747 Stretch off the ground. Thats gonna be tough. Either that, or they gotta put wheels really far to the rear or something complex.

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Jeff S KDTW
03-26-2002, 04:52 PM
Boeing has announced that they are not doing the 747X. They have decided to focus on the Sonic Cruiser.

http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/concept/images/k61661.jpg

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morvious
03-26-2002, 05:03 PM
Hmm i whould wish that boeing will make more planes like the 747.. I think it is still one of the best (i like big) But airbus can do a good job too..

Morvious

sonic33
03-26-2002, 07:15 PM
I read, with interest, somewhere, that the skid plate is made of solid oak........is this true?

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Erick_Cantu
03-26-2002, 08:54 PM
...Besides that, it's not too steep anyway, is it? A340's have a reputation for that - they're not exactly 757's!

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Jeff S KDTW
03-26-2002, 11:33 PM
That may be the case in some instances, but traditionally, it is made out of a metallic system.

The tip of the contact is often painted red or orange so that it is easily seen if the plane has experienced a tail strike (this is part of the walk around inspection).

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