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Old 1st Jun 2021, 08:15
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FlightlessParrot
 
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Originally Posted by rich34glider View Post
They were designed to fail at the hinge line at 7.5G as a weight-saving measure
According to Wikipedia, the problem was that the wing tips didn't fail simultaneously, so they ended up limiting the whole aeroplane to 7.5g.

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