View Full Version : Dreamliner Just Doesn't Line Up.

20th Jun 2007, 09:46
Apparently they are having problems fitting the section 41 to the section 43 on the 787 Dreamliner.
Missed by only a centimetre or so.

henry crun
20th Jun 2007, 10:03

20th Jun 2007, 10:11
Good wind-up! Looks like some old bits from your workshop:ok:

20th Jun 2007, 10:12
maybe they forgot to fit section 42 in between 41@43 just an idea:ugh:

20th Jun 2007, 12:15
Longer thread already running at:


I think you'll find the problem has already been sorted.

20th Jun 2007, 19:37
Sorry about that, I looked for another thread about it before I posted, but couldn't find one.

The information is genuine, but the problem may be corrected by now.

21st Jun 2007, 12:00
Indeed. Before I left Seattle yesterday, they had a piece in the local newspaper. Apparently one of the sections was in a support structure, and the other was not. Once the second section was placed in its rig, they aligned almost perfectly.

Thirty Eight South
23rd Jun 2007, 14:08
Questionable ref the newspaper story as monolithic carbon single element wound structures don't have that much free play in the uniform fitting; infact any large CF structure prett much comes out of a clave cast in rock, so to speak

If putting into a jig straightens it up means you have that amount of shim allowance, I would be extremely surprised