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Boeing 777-200LR Completes Taxi Test  
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9421 times:

OK, I find it hard to believe this hasn't been posted yet, but I couldn't find it with the search facility. So, here it is. the B772LR has completed taxi tests and the first flight is near:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/...05/photorelease/q1/pr_050304g.html



Tony

PS If it has been posted before, just delete this thread...


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9312 times:

Quoting SNATH (reply 0):
OK, I find it hard to believe this hasn't been posted yet,


Something about an airplane just casually rolling around on the concrete is just not as exciting as it is flying through the air.



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9275 times:

Quoting STLGph (reply 1):
Something about an airplane just casually rolling around on the concrete is just not as exciting as it is flying through the air.


Yeah, but I'm sure it's enough to give ConcordeBoy wet dreams.  laughing 

Tony



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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9266 times:

What does a taxi test involve? The thrust reversers are deployed in the pic.


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User currently offlineYazoo From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9216 times:

I rather like it in the New Boeing paint scheme, looks slick.


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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9212 times:
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Well it wasn't just "casually" rolling around, according to the release it was moving around at 80 mph.

User currently offlineNYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9176 times:

As sexist as this sounds, I find it amazing that a woman is one of the chief test pilots for this aircraft.

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9162 times:

NYCA330,

Quoting NYCA330 (reply 6):
I find it amazing that a woman is one of the chief test pilots for this aircraft.


Having wet dreams too, are you?  cloudnine 

BTW, welcome to the forum!!!

Tony



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User currently offlineNYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9136 times:

Thanks! I mainly lurk, because compared to most people here my knowledge is lacking. I do love planes though.

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9103 times:

Quoting NYCA330 (reply 8):
because compared to most people here my knowledge is lacking.


Let me tell you, there's a very small minority of people here who actually know what they are talking about. And I'm definitely not one of them!


Quoting NYCA330 (reply 8):
I do love planes though.


That's the important thing!

Regards,

Tony



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9077 times:

Did the taxi pass the test?

Seriously, the thrust reversers will have been used to prevent it falling off the end of the runway after scuttling down at nearly T/O speed

Cheers

Andy



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9047 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (reply 10):
Did the taxi pass the test?


I now have a "lovely" image of the B772LR in the Dreamliner livery... but in yellow! YUK!  crazy 

Tony



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8981 times:

Quoting Sammyk (reply 5):
Well it wasn't just "casually" rolling around, according to the release it was moving around at 80 mph.


It's casual when it's a plane built to fly 37,000 feet at 550 miles per hour.

Besides, I do 80 on the freeway through downtown.



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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8933 times:
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My point was it wasn't moving around slowly.

Good for you for going 80 through downtown. Want a cookie?


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8887 times:

Quoting STLGph (reply 12):
Besides, I do 80 on the freeway through downtown.


Your car doesn't weigh 320,000 lbs nor stretch 199 feet long by 212 feet wide, does it now?  Wink


User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8823 times:

Does anyone have any A380 taxi pics yet? Seems strange timing. I mean it seems Boeing has this a/c out a lot faster than the A-380. Is that because it's a different version of same type aircraft? (PS. This is not a ploy to start a fight, just a question!)

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8797 times:

Quoting B707Stu (reply 15):
Does anyone have any A380 taxi pics yet? Seems strange timing. I mean it seems Boeing has this a/c out a lot faster than the A-380. Is that because it's a different version of same type aircraft? (PS. This is not a ploy to start a fight, just a question!)


Short answer, yes.



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8788 times:

Quoting B707Stu (reply 15):
I mean it seems Boeing has this a/c out a lot faster than the A-380.


Airbus is still fixing the tail...  Wink


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8708 times:

Quoting B707Stu (reply 15):
I mean it seems Boeing has this a/c out a lot faster than the A-380.


This is most likely due to the fact that the B772LR is a derivative of a plane which is already flying, whereas the A380 is a totally new airframe. So, obvioously, Airbus has a lot more testing to do before it can allow it to fly.

Tony



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6123 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8692 times:

SNATH is 100% correct. With the A380 being brand new and having growing pains its no big deal it is taking a little longer. The big test fot the 777LR is when it starts using more systems that are new to the 777 family, which I don't know how many there are. Also, the biggest deal really with this plane is when they push the range on test flights. Can't wait!

ASSFO



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8677 times:

Quoting AS739X (reply 19):
With the A380 being brand new and having growing pains its no big deal it is taking a little longer.


And I'm sure it will be the same with the B787!

Tony



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User currently offlineCo7772wuh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8503 times:

I know Boeings 777-200LR use the most powerful jet engines .
However , I'm curious if the 777-200LR's engines have a larger diameter than other 777s ?

Still waiting for some orders for the Worldliner ?  confused 


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8468 times:

Quoting Co7772wuh (reply 21):
However , I'm curious if the 777-200LR's engines have a larger diameter than other 777s ?


No, the GE90-115 and GE90-94 have the same fan diameter. The -115 has a reshaped fan, reinforced/improved core.

The PW4000 has a 112 inch fan, the Trent 800 has a 110 inch fan


User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8398 times:

This is sort of out of place in this topic but I remember reading on airliners.net somewhere that all the people in the A380 during its test flight will be wearing parachutes. Also, the cargo door will be rigged with explosives in case of an emergency. I was just wondering if this is normal for every test flight or it's just for the A380. It just seems kind of extreme to have explosives on board.


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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8394 times:

Quoting Co7772wuh (reply 21):
I know Boeings 777-200LR use the most powerful jet engines


In fact, this is not quite correct, as the GE90-110 is actually a derrated GE90-115, used on the B773ER (110K vs. 115K lb of thurst).

Apologies for being really pedantic!  sorry 

Tony



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25 Starlionblue : Seriously, the thrust reversers will have been used to prevent it falling off the end of the runway after scuttling down at nearly T/O speed No, the
26 DfwRevolution : How would they ever possibly hope to evacuate an airplane in such a manner? It's almost impossible to "bail-out" of a commercial airliner
27 Post contains links Raggi : Actually, according to GEAE.com, the 115B has a maximum diameter of 135 inches, whereas the earlier 90s have a max diameter of 134. The fan diameter
28 Post contains images DfwRevolution : My bad! Have some fact checkin` to do
29 Post contains images Glideslope : There is more to fix than the tail......
30 Starlionblue : DfwRevolution said: Quoting BG777300ER (reply 23): This is sort of out of place in this topic but I remember reading on airliners.net somewhere that
31 Post contains images Udo : Oh, wait - you must be the "insider" who told "Der Spiegel" about " tail problems"? Regards Udo
32 SonicKidatBWI : Strange ... I was always under the impression that the 777-200 was 209 feet long ... hummmm
33 Post contains images DfwRevolution : 199 feet was the wingspan of the 772ER, not it's length... my bad, lord of aviation statistics
34 SonicKidatBWI : So I'm confused ... who were trying to prove wrong? Me or yourself. Because you make this statement as if I said 199ft was the length which we all kn
35 Mham001 : Nice edit, but "...my bad" means he admitted his mistake. You could have saved yourself all those words unless you just wanted to flame somebody.
36 Sammyk : Haha and the context in which the planes dimensions were given it didn't even matter if it was off by 10 feet.
37 DfwRevolution : Bingo
38 Post contains images SnowJ : Heh heh...
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