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A380 Vs 744 3D Comparison  
User currently offlineUpupandaway From New Zealand, joined Sep 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

Just saw this 3D comparison between these two planes on the website for the new Bangkok airport
http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com/demo/en/3d1en.php

Don't know how accurate the scaling is as it seems to make the A380 way bigger?!

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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

I think it's not accurate at all! Let's see the details:

A380:
Overall Length: 73m
Wingspan: 79.8m
Height (to the vertical fin height): 24.1m
(from Airbus's webiste)

B744:
Overall Length: 70.66m
Wingspan: 64.44m
Height (to the vertical fin height): 19.41m
(from Boeing's website)

So clearly, though the wingspan is way bigger, the A380 is only a mere 2.34m longer than the 744. And also, both aircraft will feature a 3-4-3 configuration in Y-class. By looking at the 3D representation, the 747 looks like it has 737 fuselage width. It's impossible. Also, 3D model uses a 742, not a 744.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7503 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

Not to mention, who puts jetways on the right side of an aircraft, that website is a joke  Big grin


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4731 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

Not to mention the A380 all the sudden has 747 wings? look at the sweepback and chord???


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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

Not to mention the A380 all the sudden has 747 wings? look at the sweepback and chord???

an exaggerated 747 wings! Good point!

Not to mention, who puts jetways on the right side of an aircraft
Maybe we should start entering through the kitchen of the a/c

Yes, I agree with Burnsie28. The website is a joke


User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

Yes, it is a joke. Too bad, I would have been interested by a realistic drawing. The problem is that people doing these drawings have an incentive to make the A380 look more spectacular than it really is: it makes their drawing spectacular!

User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Just saw the little animation on how they're going to handle the A380. It doesn't make sense. In that animation, 2 B747s push back and 1 A380 takes the place.

It defeats one of the main purpose of the A380, which is to get more pax through while using the same number of gates. The airspace is still saved, but in that scenario, they are certainly waisting precious gate space. I don't get it.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

When did the a380 get wide enough to handle a 5-5-5 configuration  Smile


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