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More Photos Of A380 Rollout  
User currently offlineAnts From New Zealand, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 15935 times:

Here are some more photos of the static test A380 rollout a couple of days ago. Enjoy...










Large versions of the photos can be found at the links below:

http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/DSCN0849.jpg
http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/Dscn0855b.jpg
http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/Dscn0851b.jpg
http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/Dscn0854b.jpg
http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/Dscn0819b.jpg
http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/Dscn0840b.jpg
http://www.multimania.com/sovxx/a380/Dscn0845b.jpg

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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 15845 times:

It is huge and impressive ! But at this stage I still find it amazingly ugly.

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15802 times:

BIG, BAD, and UGLY! Throw some paint on that thing..  Big grin


Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3762 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15758 times:

is it missing some main gear? is that all the main wheels necessary? i hope not.

User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15735 times:

Woooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw  Smile


It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15708 times:

Yes, Kcrw.. It's missing a lot of stuff.. Big grin


Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15665 times:

A BEAST!


FJWH Smile



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29706 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15474 times:

Don't you just love how they had to label the front and center sections so the workers know what they are  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15445 times:

Well, looks great to me ...

Can't wait to fly IT!



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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15417 times:

It would be nice to see it come together. It looks as though the nose would come off the ground if they put the tail on right now.

Does anyone know exactly which tests will be conducted on this aircraft?



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15365 times:

Only 2 sets of wheels in the rear? What the.... Even Triple 7 takes 3 sets.. Lawd... Them must be some STRONG tires to carry that Abomination!


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineAC From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15257 times:

ugly...  Big thumbs up
All new models under development have similar photos but none of them are as ugly as these...  Laugh out loud




I Believe I Can Fly...
User currently offlineThaiaggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 15054 times:

yes I agree....very UGLY


Barrow, Alaska in Feb. It was Cold!
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14986 times:

Absolutley beatyful  Big thumbs up
Cant wait to see the Qeen in the sky.

Micke//SE



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14949 times:

I'm confused with the main gear as well. I always thought that it was going to have a six wheel truck for the mains and four wheel trucks on the body gear. Huh, I guess not.

User currently offlineHirisk From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14816 times:

gawd that bird is ugly!however,think of it as a swan.ugly at birth,beautiful when mature!can't wait to see one compleated!

as for the tests,they will preform probably 100's of em.most specatacular of which is when they bend the wings upwards untill they break! when they did that on the777,the wings bent 25 feet upwards before failing!

i still don't see how this monster can get off the ground Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Nuts Laugh out loud



happy contrails
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14566 times:

With 4 RR-900 engines w/ 88.000 lbs each = 352.000 lbs this swan gonna get off the ground  Big thumbs up

Michael//Luleå



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14462 times:

Huh? 88.000 lbs? Where did you get that from? The Trent 900 has 70.000 to 76.500 lbs, according to Rolls-Royce:

http://www.rolls-royce.com/civil_aerospace/downloads/airlines/trent_900.pdf

[Edited 2004-05-30 16:50:50]


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User currently offlineSplitzer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14364 times:

The Trent 900 has been run at 88,000lbs sucessfully but will be will be derated to 70,000lbs and 76,500lbs on the A380-800 and A380-800F respectively.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 915 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14307 times:

More specifically, 70k for the passenger version and 76k for the freighter. Could the engine produce 88k... maybe, but it will only be certified at 70,000 lbf. The GE/PW engine (GP7000) will be certified at 76k and 81k, but that's still a far cry from 88,000 lb. Where did you here this?

We obviously have different opinions of swan  Insane Maybe one of those swan that only a mother could love


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14294 times:

Read it in another topic and (I guess) it was om www.airbus.com when they tested the Trent 900 on the 343......and it stated it could go up to 88.000lbs.
Hejdå/Wiedersen

Micke//Kiruna  Big thumbs up



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineBoeing767-383 From Denmark, joined Nov 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14256 times:

now THAT'S one ugly bird....

User currently offlineHodges From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 138 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14182 times:

Doesn't look as big as I imagined it to look. Oh well, hopefully it will look better when it is finished than it does now.


Beer, helping ugly people have sex since 1862.
User currently offlineTOP From Germany, joined May 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14155 times:

You may find that interesting:

http://www.airbus.com/pdf/a380/AC_A380_02.pdf
http://www.airbus.com/product/a380_planning.asp

Regarding the main gear: two center gears with 3 axes/each as those of the 777 will be added...


Stephan


User currently offlineCasa235-300 From Spain, joined Jul 2002, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14075 times:


Simply Fantastic  Wow!  Big thumbs up

I'm already loving it.  Love

Ciao


25 LacsaA320 : "Well, looks great to me ... Can't wait to fly IT! " To fly IT, or to fly IN IT??????????????
26 Cptkrell : On the evening of June 8, there will be a "Building the A380" special hosted by John Travolta (I think the History Channel in the USA). I'm sure it wi
27 Eddieho : It looks shorter than i expected it to be... At first glance it looked like a World War II bomber !
28 Aa777jr : What an ugly plane but still in its early birth stages! At what point in time will Airbus display the plane built in its entirety, will it be this yea
29 Eddieho : Is it just me or are the wings angled too high for an aircraft?
30 Post contains images Solnabo : Any newborn is ugly! *LOL* Michael//SE
31 Aviationwiz : God, it's been said before, and I'll say it again, that thing is *UGLY* it should hopefully look better later on though.
32 Spike : What spooks me most now (from these pics) is how the 550 people, sheds loads of cargo, a cinema, a shopping centre (not to mention the gym) are all go
33 KL911 : This is gonna be the most beautifull Jumbojet in the world! The new king is born! Just super! I love it.
34 Post contains images Olympus69 : OK, right now it looks ugly - just the way you guys would look with half a nose and no jaw Incidentally, I don't think the landing gear on this test v
35 Airmale : Looks no bigger than a 747 with a full upperdeck, and even that i.e the 747 looks ugly with that modification.
36 Post contains images Aerosvit : Yeah...looks ugly now but that's what they said about the 747 . Yeah...it aint complete...needs a lot. Its like a building that's missing all the spec
37 Caetravlr : Right now, it is quite scary looking. However, I am sure it will be much easier on the eyes in it's flying form. That being said, I have always though
38 Post contains images N243NW : Is it just me or are the wings angled too high for an aircraft? Don't forget that the wings' dihedral will be lessened with the weight of four huge en
39 Alasdaironeil : Thats not the whole landing gear assembly. I think they just want to move it elsewhere so the just stuck some wheels on. They may not even be the actu
40 Post contains images Northwest717 : Ok, all of you who keep bashing it and calling it ugly, I know you are aloud to voice your opinions but do you really think it is classy to yell out "
41 Texdravid : I hate to say it....but the 747 is still the most beautiful jumbo out there. This is not a leap like when Boeing rolled out the 747 and absolutely dwa
42 Post contains images Alasdaironeil : Well, i don't know about the 747 being the most disrinctive after the A380 comes along. Afterall, the A380 doesn't exactly blend in with the crowd. Bu
43 FightingDingo : Wow, amazing pictures. The A380 is great for aviation. Can't wait to see it finished!
44 Post contains images JoeKuboj : Beautiful...
45 Aerosvit : I know that the 747 is a beautiful plane...no argument there....but was it when it was naked like the A380?
46 LacsaA320 : "Ok, all of you who keep bashing it and calling it ugly, I know you are aloud to voice your opinions but do you really think it is classy to yell out
47 Kavirajkhadun : Alalilaaaa!!!! Very big aircraft and amazing!..Hope she will fly out soon..By the way,Air Mauritius will soon renew her fleet of old BOEING 767...Ther
48 Yazoo : not as big as I thought it would be, but still looks nice! Kavirajkhadun maybe the A380 will someday fly in Air Mauritius Colors......... in a Sci-Fi
49 CMB320 : From the shape of the top, it looks like the people sitting on the upper deck may be a little more cramped than those on the bottoom, am I correct? It
50 Pizzaandplanes : I think its going to be a big beast!
51 Northwest717 : Aerosvit, good point! Just because it is missing a slew of the things that should be attached, and there is no paint, that doesn't mean it isn't going
52 Aloges : Taking one more look at the pictures, I started thinking about the wing to body fairings - they're going to be massive, kind of remind me of the Citat
53 ScottysAir : I am impressive with the new A380 photos and I likve them alot. I can't wait to see them very soon. So when will get painted of the A380 and will be d
54 Je89_w : I must say that the bird is pretty ugly and fat, but heck, if that thing were to make air transport rise to a different level (if the bird can manage
55 Post contains images Syncmaster : "Alalilaaaa!!!! Very big aircraft and amazing!..Hope she will fly out soon..By the way,Air Mauritius will soon renew her fleet of old BOEING 767...The
56 Post contains images Roberta : The A380 is far from a 767 replacement. Extremely far. Yes i think one A380 could accomodate a small fleet of 767's inside it. The A380 is looking ver
57 VivaGunners : WHAT A GIANT ONE !!!!!!! Quite ugly for the moment but I think it would turn better at the end. However, great job Airbus!!!
58 Mdsh00 : "What spooks me most now (from these pics) is how the 550 people, sheds loads of cargo, a cinema, a shopping centre." Call me realistic but I don't th
59 ScottysAir : Is that still anything else about on the orders of A380 with EK, MH, KE, QF, SQ, AF, VS? Not some of those airlines make on the orders of A380 and but
60 Bubbinski : Thank you for the pics! It's definitely not the most elegant bird in the world, but I look forward to seeing the finished product. And I'd love to fly
61 Sv7887 : Hi All, Aah, what a monstrosity. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder..Imo, that thing needs to go on the Atkins diet. lol. I sincerely doubt
62 CO737800 : How many orders does this need to break even?
63 Post contains images PU151 : The A380... The Godzilla of the air . I think I'm gonna love it. BTW, I live in France, so Frog friends, how about we organize some kind of meeting to
64 Post contains images Br343 : Hugely, but Huge
65 Roberta : How many orders does this need to break even? 250
66 Ruscoe : If you look how small the people look under the wing it gives some idea of just how big this aircraft is. But short. Ruscoe
67 Gasman : Why the hell did they drag it out in the dark???
68 Fanofjets : I am sure the aircraft will look impressive when completed. Beauty lies in what the plane can do and how well.... Remember the Volkswagen Beetle ads f
69 Ken777 : The upper windows do have a significant slant - just as on the 747. This can be a great advantage - if you have business class, like upstairs on a 747
70 Osteogenesis : Fanofjets, Wow - France has accomplished quite a few engineering feats lately: Largest airliner, longest ocean liner, tallest bridge! This is not only
71 AirframeAS : Ok the REAL test is when the a/c is rolling down the runway on its first take-off trying to produce an 'actual' lift off the ground with the maximum t
72 L-188 : And that ocean liner. Well, the British paid for it.
73 Artsyman : still dont think it will produce any lift at all with all that hunk of weight. I cant wait to see if I am right or wrong. **** I can save you all the
74 AirframeAS : Whether or not it will be efficient and successful is open to debate, whether or not it will get in the air is not in debate. They can build it to mak
75 Aloha717200 : They can build it to make it become a reality, but flying the plane is totally another thing....... I'll believe it when I see it actually FLYING for
76 Artsyman : Why the hell did they drag it out in the dark??? **** This is a common task undertaken when the subject is unnattractive. UAL have been lowering the l
77 Mika : They can build it to make it become a reality, but flying the plane is totally another thing....... I'll believe it when I see it actually FLYING for
78 HaveBlue : AirframeAS, I don't get your point. When is the last time an modern country has produced an aircraft that WON'T physically fly? And a company as big a
79 Post contains images OO-AOG : Funny to see that this plane seems ugly for most aircraft's enthousiasts from the other side of the Atlantic Anyway, that's really an impressive plane
80 TK001 : Quiet impressive, loved it already
81 Jalalabad : why didn't they hire a designer? it looks unproportional. and it doesn't have to be done to tell its no concorde. bring back a real european aviation
82 Post contains images Lehpron : HaveBlue, Mika, and Aloha717200 as much as I concur with you folks in terms of not yet scratching the surface of physical extremes, this will make you
83 Alitalia7e7 : This bird is amazingly so ugly. Even with paint on it, it looks so ugly. I love both Airbus and Boeing products, but the 747 will still remain the que
84 Pilot kaz : i just cant get over the gear for that monster!! i would expected it to habe a sorta gear like the A340, this is they say the biggest? with a gear lik
85 Lehpron : there is no reason to attach all the wheels, it is not weighed down, and it is likely those are the undercarriages for the A340/A330 aircraft. The pla
86 Post contains images Mika : Kaz, like some people above said, it is most likely NOT the final gear assembly that is shown on that test rig. The test rig weighs a hell lot less th
87 Pilot kaz : yer i suppose i forgot it was just a testbed lol soz my bad, 20 tires! lol thanx kaz xXx
88 Glideslope : I don't think it's that ugly. Certainly not as attractive as a 744, but ugly? I'm not so sure. IMO the big test with this plane will be it's operatin
89 Post contains images HaveBlue : Lephron, The Spruce Goose did cross my mind when responding to AirframeAS. However, a few things stopped me from citing his example, or from that exam
90 HaveBlue : Oh, and just to keep things on topic as well, about the A-380's appearance.... I've found it odd to see people steadfast on the A or B side of airline
91 Post contains images N405MX : When it´s finished, tell if it´s ugly or not..... What a GIANT bird Hope to see it soon on the mexican skies
92 Miamix707 : A big step forward aircraft size and engineering but an equally big step backwards in aesthetics. Even when finished and painted, the nose and rear en
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