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Not so good for Boeing. Looks like at this Boeing ain't going anywhere for the time being. Hate to post and run, but it's late here in Europe, and gotta work tomorrow. Cheers!
1 posted on 01/16/2013 3:49:54 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

This has nothing to do with the NLRB-—(snort)


2 posted on 01/16/2013 3:52:04 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Hmmm. If it’s Boeing, I ain’t going...


3 posted on 01/16/2013 3:52:21 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Li-ion is a BAD technology.

It’s one thing to make billions of Li-ion batteries and put them into throw away cell phones, etc.

It’s quite another to rely on them in a plane carrying a couple hundred folks.

I will never understand this fascination with pushing the envelope when it comes to stuff like this.

They should be sticking to the tried-and-true. Lead acid is PROVEN tech that has over a century of reliable service!


4 posted on 01/16/2013 3:55:12 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

But, good for me: I have a short position in BA and it is smelling like money!!!


6 posted on 01/16/2013 4:00:10 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Maybe the Dreamliner should be called Nightmareliner.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 4:03:25 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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How many gazillions of dollars is it going to cost Boeing to install a different type of battery?

You would think that as long as it took to get this jet into service they would have seen the Li-Ion battery problem pop up once or twice.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 4:05:06 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Much different scale obviously, but my son used to race RC cars. We got the brushless motors and LiOn batteries when they first came out. Through our experience, most of which was bad, we came to be careful with these batteries. We smoked more than one. You had to be very careful with the rate of charge or they would just get hotter and hotter until they ignited.

They did discharge very fast and made fast cars.


13 posted on 01/16/2013 5:34:38 PM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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That’s the tombstone test plan. Changes will be made if enough tombstones are the result of their jackass design.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 6:53:52 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

maybe the idea of having parts made and assembled in many countries is not as good as say using Whichita,KS or Redmond. As a member of the flying public and no aviation experience I thought it was odd when Boeing said they would build a “world” plane. oh well - BTW isn’t one of the geniuses of the world plane now head of Ford?


17 posted on 01/16/2013 7:34:30 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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