Monday, December 5, 2011

Boeing 787 Wing Flex Animation

After reading Guy Norris' great article on the Boeing 787's wing flex, I thought it would be interesting to animate the three graphics he posted.

Here, we see the 787 wing in three stages - at rest, at a normal 1g load during cruise flight, and at the ultimate load, just before failure:

It's interesting to note that in normal cruise flight, the wing flex is such that the wingtips are above the top of the fuselage.

1 comment:

  1. I noticed this before but it is more interesting and impressed when I see this animation! I like this "bird".