Rolling on Paine field's runway 34L, the airliner initiated
a climb and then turned west toward Port Angeles,
which is located on the Straits of Juan de Fuca in extreme Northwestern
Pilots Mike Carriker and Randy Neville left the landing gear
extended initially during their climb which is standard procedure for a First
Flight in case the test needs to be aborted and the airplane landed quickly.
Such was not the case with the Dreamliner, call sign Boeing
001, as the pilots executed a flawless takeoff and continued the climb to an
initial altitude of 9,000 ft.
Near Port Angeles,
the objectives of the First Flight's syllabus will be ticked off one by one
during a flight that could last up to 5 hours depending on the weather and how
rapidly the tasks can be completed.
Check the Design News website daily for more in-depth
coverage of the First Flight of the Boeing
Major changes are happening in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials, machines, and software. If the industry -- and the design engineers and OEMs it serves -- are to grow, all three areas must become much more tightly integrated.
Americans spent more than $60B on their pets in 2015. Folks are definitely spending their money on more than dog food. We’re spending on things like dog spas and fancy toys, and as you can imagine, the wearables market is becoming well represented here.
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.