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By Dave W
plus7g wrote: ...why in " actual" terms can they not be rolled ?


Video here (including interview with Tex Johnson).

(We do know, of course. Whilst it's "a 1g manoeuvre" if you do it right, if you don't then it isn't., and the load limits will be quickly exceeded. It can be done; most choose not to as the risk/reward caluculation doesn't work).
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By kanga
Charles Hunt wrote:Is there an equivalent Airbus?

For range, the long-range version of the A350. The ? Emirates Gulf to ?New York service in it has taken over from the Qantas Perth London as the world's longest scheduled route
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By foxmoth
plus7g wrote:
Tim Dawson wrote:Why can’t they roll them?

Take the legality to one side - and the permissions - why in " actual" terms can they not be rolled ?

As I said before - who says they can't be, I fly Airbus but would think the 787 works on similar principles, there will almost certainly be control laws that stop you rolling beyond a certain angle but that can probably be overcome by turning computers off.
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By Josh
Boeing let you do what you want, just artificially boost the control forces. Mr Boeing also says full control column displacement always equals full control surface movement.

However, from what I read about the MAX Brand B seem to be as bad as Brand A at various computers “augmenting” characteristics with some nasty failure modes.
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By Rob L
Charles Hunt wrote:Surprised Air France would not support their national manufacturer.

My understanding (and I'm willing to be corrected) is that Airbus and Boeing have "decided" on different marketing strategies. :wink:
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By On Glide
Spooky wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:Very nice. It is strange how the (beautiful) wings on this almost look too small, whereas the wings on the A380 look far too big

I recall that the A380 was designed to be built longer if needed. So the bigger wings were a ‘common part’ to reduce costs if they went ahead with the long body model. Emirates wanted them, but sadly they were alone in that desire.

That’s right - the A380 wing was sized for the stretched version (known at the time as A3XX-200), with 800 pax. It was to have used the strengthened wing from the A380F, which was to have been launched between the two passenger variants. The MTOW of the stretch was 600 tonnes. Unlikely to ever happen now though.