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User currently offlineDispatch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Today, in the latest photo-update is this pic:

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Is it me, my computerscreen, my glasses, or is it Airbus??
It seems the inboard (number 2 and 3) engines are in a different angle under the wing then the outboard (1 and 4) engines.

Or is it me......

Peter

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User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Hmm,
I think its because the shot isn't a full head on but that the plane looks as if its slightly turning, if you look at the back landing gears that should be a clear indication...

Cheers,
Tim


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I think it's Airbus - other shots of this type show a droop to the inboard engine - more obvious in some shots than others.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12569 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
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It's not your eyes! The engine configuration looks to be the same as the 346. The inboard engines point slightly downwards (and inwards I think). There are some good shots of 346s in the db which clearly show this - sorry, I can't be assed to find one for you right now!  Smile


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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

It's because the engines should be correctly aligned on the loaded wing, in flight.
/JM



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Ahhhh those French people! First they made the rear cabin floor of the Airbus slope upward and now the engine downward......they must have been drinking some of that good French wine (or German beer???) when they laid out the drawings for this machine!  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud


bruce



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