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Why Boeing's 747 has a hump up front

Why Boeing's 747 has a hump up front

(2:07) An innovative solution to a design issue made the Boeing 747 one of the most recognisable aircraft in the world. Tech Insider YT channel

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Guest: MB (125 days ago)

What a load of poo! The reason for the 747 Hump is for drag efficiency (see page one of Idiots guide to Aeronautics). You can just make-up compete shite and put a video to it nowadays and people just take it to be fact! God (if there was one) please help us all.

The hump on the 747 actually makes it more aerodynamically efficient, and it is one of the reasons that the 747 is the fastest commercial airliner in the sky. This is due to something in aerodynamics called the area rule, which is also related to the Sears-Haack body which is a theoretical body that is most efficient in transonic and supersonic flight. Basically if you take the cross sectional area at any point on the aircraft, you want it to be consistent throughout. Therefore the hump helps to even out the cross sectional area of the front of the plane to the increased cross sectional area where the wings are

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What a load of poo! The reason for the 747 Hump is for drag efficiency (see page one of Idiots guide to Aeronautics). You can just make-up compete shite and put a video to it nowadays and people just take it to be fact! God (if there was one) please help us all.

The hump on the 747 actually makes it more aerodynamically efficient, and it is one of the reasons that the 747 is the fastest commercial airliner in the sky. This is due to something in aerodynamics called the area rule, which is also related to the Sears-Haack body which is a theoretical body that is most efficient in transonic and supersonic flight. Basically if you take the cross sectional area at any point on the aircraft, you want it to be consistent throughout. Therefore the hump helps to even out the cross sectional area of the front of the plane to the increased cross sectional area where the wings are

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Nonsense! The hump is there to fit God, the co-pilot, in such a way that he can still see out. (See every bumper sticker proclaiming God as co-pilot).

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Nonsense! The hump is there to fit God, the co-pilot, in such a way that he can still see out. (See every bumper sticker proclaiming God as co-pilot).

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Guest: e53 (126 days ago)

nice music video, but the info is a bit vague.

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nice music video, but the info is a bit vague.

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