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Beautiful....but we may have to re-evaluate the term "fixed wing" aircraft.

Wonder how many years til fatigue get to them wings?:hmm:
 

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The video has gone viral. Pretty impressive maneuver even with no passengers or cargo.
The Paris Airshow starts this weekend. It's a huge aerospace event. We build many parts for Boeing and Airbus including the 41 section for the 787 and fly them to Seattle in the Dreamlifter. A modified 747

 

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Even in the 60s and 70s it was common to watch the wing movements on different flights here and there - depending on weather/turbulence - most impressive.

(If it doesn't flex it breaks.)

hell - I owned a 1945 spruce spar Piper Cub from '60 - '66. The wings on that puppy flexed a LOT during maneuvers - you could see the fabric covering ripple during loops.
 

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[h=2]Hey Guys! Watch This![/h]
you forgot to say HOLD MY BEER!
 

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Even in the 60s and 70s it was common to watch the wing movements on different flights here and there - depending on weather/turbulence - most impressive.

(If it doesn't flex it breaks.)

hell - I owned a 1945 spruce spar Piper Cub from '60 - '66. The wings on that puppy flexed a LOT during maneuvers - you could see the fabric covering ripple during loops.
Wood structures are immune from fatigue.
 
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