Friday, February 23, 2007

First 787 Forward Hull Section Pics

Randy Baseler's Blog has a nice picture of the first production forward hull section for the B787 and he remarks that the program is moving forward nicely.

Well, Randy, there's one thing you didn't mention that this old rivet smasher noticed right away.

That's right, folks.

No seams, splices, lap joints, scab plates, or rivet heads anywhere to be seen.

And that is truly an astounding and revolutionary sea change, the like of which hasn't been seen since the changeover to metal monocoque aircraft from the old dope and fab Curtiss Condors and the toolshed corrugated metal Ford Trimotor.

There's been much talk about game changers in this industry of late, but let me say it here and now:

This changes everything.

Lest I incur the wrath of the copyright Gods, you should go over to his Nibs' blog and see for yourself.


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