Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Very important part

This is the most important part of a Pilatus PC12. It is the forward wing-attach former, and it started life as a 380kg lump of aluminium. After 8.5 hours of computer-aided machine time, it looks like this and weighs only 35kg. The machines are of course huge, and very impressive, and without this technology, you couldn't hope to build modern aircraft at all.

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