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chopper2004 8th Jan 2019 19:34

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....a555cbc77.jpeg

Alpine Flyer 8th Jan 2019 19:38

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.

Peter G-W 8th Jan 2019 19:41

“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?

RHSandLovingIt 8th Jan 2019 20:05


Originally Posted by Peter G-W (Post 10355394)
“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...


You're welcome. :}

Flap40 8th Jan 2019 20:07

Tail from a 146. Fuselage and undercarriage from an ATR72 and a stretched strutted wing from a Shorts 360.

alfaman 8th Jan 2019 20:27


Originally Posted by Peter G-W (Post 10355394)
“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?

0.55 Olympic size swimming pools, I think ;)

B Fraser 8th Jan 2019 20:35

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.

Tango and Cash 8th Jan 2019 20:57

Presumably these are truss-braced FOLDING wings to fit into existing gates.

sablatnic 8th Jan 2019 20:58


Originally Posted by Flap40 (Post 10355435)
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.

rjtjrt 8th Jan 2019 21:11


Originally Posted by alfaman (Post 10355459)
0.55 Olympic size swimming pools, I think ;)

Here it would be 0.8 Sydney Harbours.

Pilot DAR 8th Jan 2019 22:03


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 ;)

tartare 8th Jan 2019 22:08

Looks frickin' awful.
So will it fly frickin' awful?

Mechta 8th Jan 2019 23:32

How is the strut/wing interface going to be anything but draggy?

WillFlyForCheese 8th Jan 2019 23:39

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....65fe05413e.jpg

WillFlyForCheese 8th Jan 2019 23:42

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

Cows getting bigger 9th Jan 2019 05:39

One presumes it will come with a set of step ladders for the engineers? :)

blue up 9th Jan 2019 06:56

http://www.aviation-history.com/vickers/vimy-14a.jpg

Twin engines, strut braced, long range...there's nothing new in Aviation.

KiloB 9th Jan 2019 07:36

Transonic?
 
I’m struggling with the bit where an operating range of 0.7 to 0.8 is described as “Transonic”?

Less Hair 9th Jan 2019 07:40

So they want to fly their green jet a tad faster now?

nimbusgb 9th Jan 2019 07:50


Originally Posted by Peter G-W (Post 10355394)
“Over half the length of a football pitch”: how many double decker buses is that?

A little narrower than Wales


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