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Inside the Boeing Factory

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by meister, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    People should check out the documentary about the design competition for the F-35. Pretty cool stuff.

    Didn't read the thread huh?
     
  2. Coburn

    Coburn Senior member

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    Redwood just alerted me to this thread.

    I've worked in that factory off and on for the last 4 years on the 787.

    In the upper left hand corner of slide 3 you will see a lighted area with I beams crossing diagonally across the open space. My desk is about 20 feet back from there.

    Earlier this winter I worked on the 747-8 pictured in slides 9 and 10.

    BTW, that massive blue and yellow fixture you see surrounding the empennage in slide 3 is called the "MOAT" tool.

    I kid you not, MOAT = Mother of All Tools.

    Coburn
     
  3. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    that factory must take an hour to walk from one end to the other, huge aint the word
     

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