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A380 Cockpit = Sunroom?  
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11693 times:

Hey all,

Just a personal observation. Take a look at this A380 photo and enlarge it.

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Photo © French Frogs AirSlides

Now, is it me, or is the width of this cockpit a rather large dimention. Using the R1 door for reference, it would almost appear that the pilots would not be able to touch thier respective windows!

Now that's big!

Your thoughts?

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User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11577 times:

I'm not sure if you can really tell from a photo. I guess it would be a rather large cockpit though.
Bit off topic, but are there any photos of the A380 cockpit?


User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11468 times:

Has Airbus published any internal shots (flightdeck, cabin, etc) yet ?

I assume the flightdeck is the same as an A340, but bigger and a few more screens. Note sure if they also plan to include a jacuzzi in there for the pilots  Smile



By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
User currently offlineCapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11433 times:

This is the only pic mockup they have on their website http://www.airbus.com/MultimediaElements/139.jpg

User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11047 times:

@Boeing_nut:

you cannot use the R1 door as a reference, as the flight deck is actually located between the upper and the lower deck.

ciao
Daniel


User currently offlineVirginlover1 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10818 times:

Just A quick note there is a vr video on the Airbus.com Website it shows the complete layout of the cockpit including three extra seats behind the copilot and pilot seats


if it fly's i will photo it
User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10069 times:

No cockpit, but here are some interior shots. (I haven't seen these before, but they could be just mockups.)

http://www.drudgereport.com/flasha.htm


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9428 times:

Dazeflight,

I do know the location of the cockpit is mid level. I should have been more specific. I used the R1 door as reference to a six foot tall man. Supposedly, a man's arm reach (both extended outward) is nearly the same as he is tall. Take the door, move it horizontally, then divide it in two. Now, super impose that across the windshield. That's a pretty good reach to get to the aft window on his side, eh?


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6132 times:

Longhaulheavy,

Those Drudge shots are definitely mock-up. I Remember seeing the same pics while researching the a/c for a research report a few years back.



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineLazybones From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5907 times:

Boeing Nut, Its going to be hard to judge dimensions from the image you used even with the clever calculations you've done, try this pic instead. Its the cockpit under construction. It not only shows the size of the windows. But it also shows the cockpit platform to be about 1 - 1.2 Meters above the main deck.

But yes those windows are massive, its almost reminds me of the DC10/MD11 side windows. Big grin


From the Airbus Website


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5851 times:

There is a much newer representation of the cockpit on the Airbus website somewhere.

Will try to find it.

N


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

I'd say, this picture (from Reply 9) rather confirms what Boeing nut says. The cockpit is... well, BIG. Definitely bigger than of any other passenger airplane (BTW, was the 777 cockpit the biggest until now - since 747 actually has a "narrowbody" cockpit, and L1011/DC10/MD11 are slightly less wide?)

User currently onlineOceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 138 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Here is a question, I'm not sure if anyone has asked before. On the second level, what is going to be in all that space before the passenger windows start? If it's a crew rest area, it's jhonkin' huge! I know the stairs are over there, but it seems like a lot of space for just stairs or a crew rest.

[Edited 2005-01-18 22:23:43]

User currently offlineDaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Here is a question, I'm not sure if anyone has asked before. On the second level, what is going to be in all that space before the passenger windows start? If it's a crew rest area, it's jhonkin' huge! I know the stairs are over there, but it seems like a lot of space for just stairs or a crew rest.

Oh I believe that's where there going to have the gym, casino, bar, tennis court, bowling alley, lounge, playground, doctor's office, etc.  Smile



Everyday you're alive is a good day.
User currently onlineOceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 138 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Oh I believe that's where there going to have the gym, casino, bar, tennis court, bowling alley, lounge, playground, doctor's office, etc

Don't forget about the McDonald's

[Edited 2005-01-18 22:46:52]

User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Nice pic lazybones.

I was about to say something but the pic says it all!

A picture is worth 1,000 words and that says it!  Big grin


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