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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 11:38
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glad rag
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Every single frame on the A380 Main deck (98 of them) is Carbon fibre. and in the interests of accuracy they are manufactured completely differently and with far higher tolerances than boat masts ! (I had to laugh at that one) Furthermore only Titanium fixings are used to secure other structural items to them.

Actually the cargo deck uses metal beams, don't know if there are any plant to go CF with these............. I've only manages to count 95 frames on the main deck and the pressure bulkhead.
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