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Boeing Transonic Truss Braced Wing Concept

Old 8th Jan 2019, 19:34
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Boeing Transonic Truss Braced Wing Concept

These ultra-thin folding wings measure more than half the length of a football field! Our new Transonic Truss-Braced Wing concept is revealed at #aiaaSciTech today. #TheFutureIsBuiltHere Read more: Boeing: Spreading our wings: Boeing unveils new Transonic Truss-Braced Wing


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Looks like a mix between an Avro, a 737 and a 172. So Mr. Cessna was right all the time....
Needs a bit more ice protection equipment.
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“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Peter G-W View Post
“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?
I'd usually use this: https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design...converter.html

However, "football pitch" is apparently an area measurement... not a unit of length. Thankfully, the article says 170 feet... which is: 5.6208 Double-decker buses...


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Tail from a 146. Fuselage and undercarriage from an ATR72 and a stretched strutted wing from a Shorts 360.
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Originally Posted by Peter G-W View Post
“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?
0.55 Olympic size swimming pools, I think
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The Boeing Biplane !!!!

The really ought to stick the tailplane on the front and turn it into a biplane canard. Orville and Wilbur would have approved.
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Presumably these are truss-braced FOLDING wings to fit into existing gates.
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Originally Posted by Flap40 View Post
Tail from a 146. Fuselage and undercarriage from an ATR72 and a stretched strutted wing from a Shorts 360.
A bit of Bellanca Cruisemaster too, and Maurice Hurel's narrow wing.
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Originally Posted by alfaman View Post
0.55 Olympic size swimming pools, I think
Here it would be 0.8 Sydney Harbours.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 22:03
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measure more than half the length of a football field!
Is different from:

“Over half the length of a football pitch”
I think that the "pitch" is European, (and perhaps metric?), where the "field" is American (funny shaped ball & amoured players), and I presume imperial. I'll try to find the conversion to cubits to help everyone out
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Looks frickin' awful.
So will it fly frickin' awful?
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How is the strut/wing interface going to be anything but draggy?
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 23:39
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Boeing has been studying this concept for some time now, with some research aided by NASA. The belief is that the truss wing will further reduce fuel consumption . . .

https://www.nasa.gov/aero/boeing_sugar_wind_tunnel.html

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And . . . if you really want to read about the aerodynamic advantages of truss-winged aircraft - here you go.

https://www.researchgate.net/publica...-Wing_Aircraft
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One presumes it will come with a set of step ladders for the engineers?
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Twin engines, strut braced, long range...there's nothing new in Aviation.
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Transonic?

I’m struggling with the bit where an operating range of 0.7 to 0.8 is described as “Transonic”?
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So they want to fly their green jet a tad faster now?
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Originally Posted by Peter G-W View Post
“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?
A little narrower than Wales
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