Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

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esg
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Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by esg » 25 May 2012, 21:04

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by GaryG » 25 May 2012, 22:19

Well, without the engines in place, probably empty from the inside, very aft centre of gravity, deflected rudder, some pitch from elevators and horizontal stabilisers, I think it's fairly easy to lift its nose up, because if the line of action of the centre of gravity almost coincides with the landing gears, all that remains is the rotational inertia (which is still not small) of the aircraft itself.

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by esg » 26 May 2012, 00:16

I can confirm that Garys fun at parties

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by A321flyer » 26 May 2012, 01:17

esg wrote:I can confirm that Garys fun at parties
:lol: Well said. Gary likes to give a thorough explanation, good on him.

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by GaryG » 26 May 2012, 10:19

Or maybe I'm studying engineering :(

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by Alexis » 30 May 2012, 08:06

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...but I'm an engineer too... :lol:

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by GaryG » 30 May 2012, 09:46

lol this one cracked me up haha

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Re: Winds lift the nose of a 747 in Mojave

Post by Flightsimmer » 09 Jun 2012, 20:39

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