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Speaking of Boeing, their new 747-8 model is stepping through its certification paces.

One of which is loading the beastie with 1 million pounds of fuel and cargo, cranking her up to V1 and then rejecting the take-off – with brakes that have been milled down to the nub, and no reverse thrusters.

Watch what happens  * when kinetic energy in the form of velocity is transferred to thermal energy in the form of brake heating.

 

** 05-15-18 Link changed – Ed. 

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