Has anybody seen this:
The Seattle Times show a jet's first two Boeing's 787 Dreamliner forward sections that are ill-fitting to say the least?
Vidi, Vici, Veni. I saw, I conquered, I came.
I was there when they mated the forward and mid fuselage of the first Sea Harrier. There was a 1in gap down one side. This was before CATIA and digital mockups. Wonder if it is still flying around with the nose pointed to one side?
When Vought built the wings for the first Gulfstream V, the Texas heat caused the tooling to warp and one wing ended up with a little more built-in twist than planned. It's not easy building aeroplanes, particularly the first one.