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Folding wings of the 777X take shape (video)

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Washington - Boeing released a video featuring the foldable wings of future 777X in its Everett factory, a first in civil aviation. The maiden flight of the aircraft is scheduled for next year. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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fleigle
Max Perry 4
But it doesn't show the wing fold !!!!
max
royr2
royr2 1
That's because it's not the entire wing as people imagine with headlines. Take a look at that first picture at the top of the article. That's no winglet. It has joints. That's the "folding wing".
fleigle
Max Perry 2
I know it's the wing tips, it's just that the headline infers that we will be seeing the fold.
max
royr2
royr2 1
Just another lesson that headlines are noting more than attention draws but unfortunately all that most people read. It's the same as judging a book by its cover.
jcartlidge
John Cartlidge 1
What is the point of the folding wing tips?
They don’t appear to save a lot of space.

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