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Kevin Gregoire
01-01-2012, 10:25 PM
fast motion video of a southwest airlines airplane being built.

its just cool so watch it.


Jim Becker
01-02-2012, 10:12 AM
That really is a pretty kewel video! Thanks for sharing it.

Harry Hagan
01-02-2012, 6:13 PM
slow motion video of a southwest airlines airplane being built.

If thatís slow motion, Iíd like to see their regular speed! :eek:

Kevin Gregoire
01-02-2012, 6:19 PM
ooops, guess i just aint used to saying fast motion so i changed it. thanx

Jeff Monson
01-02-2012, 8:18 PM
Thats a cool video, it would be nice to know the actual build time from start to finish.

Jim Rimmer
01-02-2012, 8:44 PM
Love the paint job. We have Shamu the Killer Whale here in Texas. There may be others but I think the one here was the first and I think one of their first theme planes.

ray hampton
01-03-2012, 4:17 PM
Thats a cool video, it would be nice to know the actual build time from start to finish.

the build time are in months, and the amount of wiring are in miles for the larger planes

Nick Spencer-Berger
01-06-2012, 5:29 PM
The production rate for Boeing 737s (the airplane in the video) is at about 30 to 35 a month currently with plans to go to about 42 a month. So, the plan is going to be to produce about 2 per day which is pretty hard to imagine.

Kevin Gregoire
01-06-2012, 5:57 PM
whats so cool is the size of the plant, its just awe inspiring!

218546 218545

Nick Spencer-Berger
01-06-2012, 11:30 PM
Yeah, the Everett plant is the largest building by volume in the world.

Belinda Williamson
01-07-2012, 9:21 AM
A month or so ago I was in one of the hangars where the Gulfstream 650s are being built. It is amazing how fast they can build an aircraft. What always impresses me is how clean everything is, you could just about eat off the floors.

C Scott McDonald
01-07-2012, 11:45 PM
They bring the train cars with the fuselages through the town I live in. It is a site to see thats for sure.

Colin Giersberg
01-11-2012, 8:32 PM
Several years ago, there was a program on Public Television about designing and building the Boeing 777. It was the first aircraft designed entirely with CAD. A CAD hand was used to check clearances in tight areas where a mechanic would have to put his hand. If the CAD hand didn't go, then the area was redesigned. One of the most amazing things to watch is when Boeing tests the wings to failure. THe 777 was mounted in a large test frame that did not allow the fuselage to move, then hydraulic lifts would elevate the wings near the tips until the wing literally broke. One wing broke at around 22' of elevation, and the other one went even higher before breaking.

Kevin Gregoire
01-11-2012, 9:02 PM
i seen a show a few months back on the 787 i think it was, pretty cool what the pilots do to it after its built!

Montgomery Scott
01-12-2012, 9:51 AM
777 Ultimate strength wing failure - upper skin compression crippling failure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2HmvAXcU0

787 wing failure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9Kato1CxA

The 777 was designed under the legacy boeing management, the best commercial airplane built. The 787 after McDonnell - Douglas took over, thus the dismal failure of the program.