Boeing performing a ultimate-load wing-up bending test on their 787 Dreamliner program. During the test, the wings on the 787 were flexed upward “approximately 25 feet (7,6 m)” which equates to 150 percent of the most extreme forces the airplane is ever expected to encounter during normal operation.
The test is used to demonstrate a safety margin for the design and is part of the certification process to show the airplane can withstand extreme forces.
Photo by Boeing. An older video shows the bending test in action.
The Super Modern 1960 Geographic “Model X” Trailer
Only five were built by David Holmes (of Harry & David) and BMW race car designer Chuck Perry. At a whopping $8,495 each, they just couldn’t make a sale. A decent home at the the time could be purchased for $13,000. The showroom manager ended up buying this only surviving model for $5,000. She died in 1995 and her sister sold it for a couple hundred dollars to Los Angeles architect Bardy Azadmard (pictured above). At a cost of $20,000, he restored the trailer to it’s original condition and listed it in 2010 for $135,000. It sold to a buyer in France.
Trials and tribulations of a 30 year old on a long and winding road. I still wonder sometimes about the outcome of my still verdictless life. I like boys too, get over it.
Airplanes? Yeah, I like em. ✈
The Boeing 747 is an icon for me. I have been fascinated by it ever since I acquired my first library card and was able to read about the "Queen of the Skies"
A little side note: Obviously the photos I post are not entirely mine. I post them because I enjoy them. Proper credit always goes to the photographer/source. If you have a problem with that, simply let me know, and I will remove it.