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A380 Parts Glorified  
User currently offlinePilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

Now before everyone has a heart attack, I mean no disrespect on this thread;however, Why are the "parts" of the A380 so damn popular in the database? No offense to the photographers who have snapped shots of the pieces, but its ridiculous. All you are capturing are fragments of the beast the A380 will be. I like to see aircraft in their entirety. To see bits and pieces of an aircraft float down a river is a slap in the face to the folks who sit out there and wait for a great shot of an app/dep a/c or sit at work and wait for a unique opportunity. Come on guys/gals let's use some sense.


Brad


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

Oh come on Brad... think about it.... it's a new aircraft type so there's bound to be a lot of interest, specially seeing the first ever pictures of it!

If A-Net had been around during the development of the 747 you'd have had exactly the same thing going on... if not more so as the world had never seen an aircraft as large as that before.

Soon you will start to see shots of the major subassemblies and then the whole aircraft and again there's going to be a feeding frenzy as anyone with a passion for aviation irrespective of the their AvB allegiances will be taking a look. It's inevitable!

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlinePilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

Rez,

I agree with ya, I am excited about the A380 , and I cannot wait to see the beast take to the air or even see the thing assembled, but to see bits and pieces on a ferry boat floating downa river is pushing it a little.



Brad



Booooo Lois, Yaaaa Beer!!!
User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

Um, at this point it's not really possible to take pictures of the whole aircraft, is it?

I personally like seeing the photos of the subassemblies. Someday, when the A380 is an airline veteran, we'll be glad to have photos of the early days, just to see what it was like during the assembly.

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5054 times:

This coming from members of a forum where IMHO rather silly discussions about liveries get 100s of replies.

To each his own, I say.



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User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

I've read a ton of books/articles on the history of aircraft development. Example; B707, B747, B727, various Airbus and other civilian and military. Now I'm following A380 AND 7E7. Both different markets. Then I follow something else (any hints/tips ?)

What is this Airbus vs Boeing war in Airliners.net about ? Are they football (all codes)/baseball teams ?



By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12380 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4928 times:
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And you think you won't see the same thing for the 7E7 as parts start arriving from all over the World?  Insane


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User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

The amount of attention the 7e7 gets 5 yrs before its first flight (its even got a official name & website already  Wow!) makes the attention the A380 gets look moderate IMO ..



User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

I'm hanging out for 7E7 news.

Subscribed to both newsletters (Airbus4U and the 7E7 design team).



By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12380 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4866 times:
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The amount of attention the 7e7 gets 5 yrs before its first flight (its even got a official name & website already ) makes the attention the A380 gets look moderate IMO ..

It's true. The Boeing fans here are forever decrying the Airbus publicity machine, but Airbus can't compete with Boeing's hype.



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User currently offlineNebFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

This may be a thread "derail," but here goes.
In looking at pictures of the A380 forward fuselage, it appears the cockpit is located in between the decks. Is this true, or just an optical illusion?


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12380 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4802 times:
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NebFlyer, Yes the cockpit is between the level of the two decks. I think I read somewhere that it made the front aerodynamics much better.


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User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

Looks the same to me too, NebFlyer


By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

NebFlyer - The cockpit is indeed located in between both upper and lower decks. There were some Schematics at some point which highlighted the side of the aircraft and said where stairs would be etc... I think it was on the Airbus Site when it was still the A3XX.

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

Scrimbl, you are right about the aerodynamics. If you put the cockpit on the lower deck, you would waste the space above it. If you put it on the upper deck, you would have to have a space jutting out in front (like on the 747) but visibility and aerodynamics are better this way. Also, with the large staircase behind the nose, it's not logical to put seats in front of it like in the 747. See also here: http://www.airbus.com/product/a380_cabin_layouts.asp

And before you ask why the 747 was not built in this way... The 747 hump was put up there because the 747 was built as a cargo carrier. So cargo can be loaded all the way to the nose (or through a front cargo door) without height penalty.



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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 900 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

I can't wait to see the whole A380 either, but for now I do enjoy the pictures of it's various parts as they come together. The A380 is a significant event in commercial aviation history, it's generating a lot of interest and I think any aviation enthusiast worth his/her salt would be interested in seeing it change from a collection of big parts into one huge airplane!

I'm hoping Airbus does a webcast of the A380's first flight next year as Boeing did with the 777-300ER.

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

Silly post of the day.....

Dont you get it, this is the biggest (In more ways then one) thing in civil aviation since the 747 or concorde.


User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

It is like a new circus coming in town......
You don't to missed anything........from the arrival moment....
...........until showtime..............
my best wishes to both B7E7 and A380.....two great giants of the new millennium.....



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

Quick question- how old is Airliners.net exactly?

I know several derrivitive airliners have flown in recent history, but is the A380 the first all-new airliner we've had the oppurtunity to follow on A-net?

Regards,
DFW


User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

At least there are parts to glorify...


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

I read that the reason the cockpit of the A380 is between floors, is to give the cockpit a simlar height and view as that of the A330/A340 series.

This should reduce costs for pilots switching types.


User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

If the pilot cabin would not be modified in the A380, how can we compare to the 747...


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higher ?.........



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Elcapi1980. I don't get the question.

The 747 cockpit is up there because freight goes under it. The upper deck was originally supposed to be just a blister for the cockpit, but the hump made for less drag.

The A380 is not meant to be a freighter in the B747F sense, with an opening nose and all that, so the designers could choose a location that made more sense. If they had put it on the second deck, the whole nose would have had to be longer, entailing wasted space since there's a staircase in the front of the cabins. The 747 has a much smaller staircase that doesn't take up the half the width of the plane, so stuff in front of it makes more sense.




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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

I read that the reason the cockpit of the A380 is between floors, is to give the cockpit a simlar height and view as that of the A330/A340 series.

This is an accurate representation.

N


User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

ok...that makes sense for me.....I was trying to image how tall the pilot cabin will be in such a big plane ......



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25 Post contains images Starlionblue : High up in any case But I imagine it will about as small as that of a 744. 2 pilots + 2-3 jump seats.
26 Post contains images Solnabo : U are SO right, Rez!!! If A.net was alive n kicking back in the 60´s, the rollout of the shiny new 747-100, people would do "nr 1 and nr 2" of shear
27 Post contains images Mark_D. : PilotNtrng-- All you are capturing are fragments of the beast the A380 will be. I like to see aircraft in their entirety. To see bits and pieces of an
28 Agill : DeskPilot: "Are they football (all codes)/baseball teams ?" Don't tell anyone, but this is really a football forum (Airbus = Liverpool and Boeing = Ma
29 AvObserver : Brad, I can't believe your post. Do you consider yourself an airliner enthusiast? If so, why would you not want to see a new one in all facets of its'
30 Q330 : I know several derrivitive airliners have flown in recent history, but is the A380 the first all-new airliner we've had the oppurtunity to follow on A
31 Post contains links and images Chrisdigo : To see the A380 coming alive thru the pics of a.net should be great for any airliner enthusiast. I just heard on the news tonight (French news on Fran
32 BA : My oh my.......Bordeaux looks absolutely beautiful. I've got to visit it one day... I personally love seeing these photos of the A380 parts on barges.
33 Starlionblue : Chrisdigo. It is quite possible that it will never fly. In many industries the first or the first few are used to test logistics, production systems,
34 VirginFlyer : This first one here will be tested to destruction in a series of static and dynamic stress tests, which basically consist of pressurising and depressu
35 MD-90 : You wanna know what I think is a slap in the face. When I am told by a member of this forum (who is long gone, probably, and I don't even remember who
36 DfwRevolution : This first one here will be tested to destruction in a series of static and dynamic stress tests, which basically consist of pressurising and depressu
37 VirginFlyer : DfwRevolution - I *believe* testing to destruction is a certification requirement for any production aircraft... V/F
38 PilotNTrng : I figured that some of you would blow this out of proportion.good job and way to be mature. This was never intended to bash Airbus.. Grow up people.
39 JetPower580 : For someone to have a beef with photos taken of the first major subassemblies of what will be the largest airliner ever built is curious considering t
40 747-600X : This is funny. It's not, by the way, "Completed Airliners.Net" so I don't know why you think your personal fetish for full assemblies only should be e
41 Silver1SWA : I personally enjoy viewing "behind the scenes" activity. I really like seeing in small steps the creation of something big. For example, when Blink 18
42 Starlionblue : The forward nose area is used for weather radar, avionics, landing gear...
43 Post contains images PilotNtrng : I only got perturbed because some took what I said a little too personal... I meant no harm... long live the A380.
44 F-WWKH : Despite being a new milestone in Aviation getting high hits on airliner pieces rather than a whole airplane is funny in itself. Why not the new EMB170
45 MD-90 : It's been around since at least 1998, so it's going on 6 years.
46 Post contains images F-WWKH : The Administrator himself only joined 4 years, 333 days ago but thats maybe for the forum only, the site might be frmo 1998. Myself joined 4 years 313
47 AM744 : I don't see the problem with it. In fact, as an engineer, I find it extremely interesting and historically valuable.
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