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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 16:39
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Boeing folding wing tips?

Did I miss discussion of this? Does anyone really think this is a good idea, especially given Boeing's recent issues?

https://www.cnet.com/news/boeing-sho...FMR_N6Vgc-hvzA

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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 17:00
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Originally Posted by jugofpropwash
Did I miss discussion of this? Does anyone really think this is a good idea, especially given Boeing's recent issues?

https://www.cnet.com/news/boeing-sho...FMR_N6Vgc-hvzA
yes you missed it... Discussed ad nauseum in various other threads.
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 17:07
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 18:42
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I'd like to understand what would happen if they inadvertently folded up for whatever reason.
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Originally Posted by CW247
I'd like to understand what would happen if they inadvertently folded up for whatever reason.
No problem, MCAS will save the day.
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 20:20
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There will be a system that will automatically fold up the other wing tip to make sure roll doesn't exceed control authority. It will have a single sensor on each wing tip and match the other wing to what is reported. But you don't need to know about that.

Simples!
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Originally Posted by gearlever
No problem, MCAS will save the day.
What's MCAS? Did I miss discussion of this?
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