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Video answers: ‘Why wings don’t fall off airplanes’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It takes Boeing 12 hours to attach the wings to the fuselage.
  2. If they aren’t correctly attached the plane doesn’t move to the next phase of assembly.
  3. These ‘dihedral’ wings make the plane more stable.
  4. High wings allow trucks to drive underneath and allow the fuselage to be close to the ground for loading.
  5. The ’swept’ wing design is used in modern jets because is creates less drag and works better at high altitudes.

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