Ants From New Zealand, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 42231 times:
Yesterday I came across some new photos of various sections of the A380 on the Airbus webpage. They are similar to three photos of the fuselage that showed up on this site last month that were quite spectacular. The photos are impressive just because of the share size of the sections. First time I've seen a proper photo of the nose as well. What do you think?
They're quite large, and can take a while to load so I'll simply paste the URL's.
By the way, Airbus seems to have made unavailable a photo of the landing gears, so although I have downloaded it myself, I don't know how I could link it here for you all to see. Any suggestions on how I could make it available? Anyway, if any one wants to see it, let me know your e-mail address and I'll send you it.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 41594 times:
Thanks for the these pic links
That's one big plane --even the wingbox looks huge. And kind of interesting how the main deck windows are ever-so-slightly angled downwards too, just because of where they lie on the bottom half of the fuselage cross sections.
MakeMinesLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 549 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 41570 times:
I'm trying to imagine a passenger's perspective from the inside. The upper deck windows are on the verge of being skylights. Those on the lower deck are canted downward slightly - that might provide an interesting view.
I'm curious to see how the trapezoidal upper deck is outfitted. I'm sure most PAX have a nearly rectangular cross section in mind as the norm.
Olympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 41053 times:
The second I saw the nose section, it reminded me of those fake planes that they use for airplane's such as Airplane and such like that. Almost looks like a poorly engineered child's toy from that perspective. HUGE AIRPLANE though!