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Finally...Beautiful She Is! (Airbus A 380)  
User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 21717 times:

I'm talking about the A380...i've never thought that it will be of such a prettiness  Wink


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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 773 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 21693 times:
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Now this looks great... The beast comes to life!

Mike


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21664 times:

Beautiful she is. Now only questions be if fly well she will and if overweight she is  Wink


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21646 times:

From the flight deck


Captain: Hey have you seen George?

FO: Last I saw of him, he was in front of the right engine


My attempt at humor at 0137 MDT  biggrin 

Fly Safe
-Carl



If Your Dying Were Flying
User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21606 times:

Quoting Ts-ior (Thread starter):
I'm talking about the A380...i've never thought that it will be of such a prettiness

are you serious man?  rotfl 

There are better pictures than that one here already though, only angle I've seen it looks somewhat decent is a 3/4 side/rear angle. Cover the engines with your finger and it looks awfully similar to a cruise ship boat. crazy 


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21593 times:

hehe...looks like the beast had some serious flatulence issues.


"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 929 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21589 times:

I am sorry but I think A380 still looks not beautiful. Especially the nose part looks very bad.
It would be great if they've located the cockpit on the upper deck.


User currently offlineAFinMIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21541 times:

Pretty soon she will be common place and you wont even know the difference. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Otherwise the A330 is still the best Airbus product to me  Smile

User currently offlineHawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 21464 times:

Nice...very nice.

Now I want to see all of those wheels leave the gound. THAT would be a beautiful sight.

PG


User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2487 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 21395 times:

are you serious man?

There are better pictures than that one here already though, only angle I've seen it looks somewhat decent is a 3/4 side/rear angle. Cover the engines with your finger and it looks awfully similar to a cruise ship boat.



never heard someone bashing the 787 while i know a lot of people dislike it.... although im a boeing fan, please stop bashing the A380 everytime when there is a topic of praising the plane, its annoying. i know some of the people really dislike it but the people who don't like the 787 also not bash the plane every time...

[Edited 2005-04-09 10:56:10]

User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 21356 times:

The A380 is without a doubt an engineering marvel. Aesthetically, she's also a moped. Fun to ride, but don't let your friends catch you on one.

Engineering = A+
Appearance = F
Overall = C+

Yeah, yeah, I know that looks are subjective, so kill me. Ain't no way that gal is gonna' get an A on looks.



We can agree to disagree.
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13792 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 21331 times:

It is always a nice effect to see the preservation oil burn ou of the fuel system on first start of a new engine. Normally you should wet motor, then dry motor the engine first. Else you might get a visit by the airport fire crew....

Jan


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6272 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 20970 times:

Looks great as it always has in these pics. Fly, fly, fly and fly again (I hope).

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2115 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 20877 times:

Interesting how close that truck seems to be to the front of Engine #3 (which is the one running in the pic.)

No, I'm not suggesting that the engine is going to suck in the truck (I'm not that dumb!), but I would have thought it might sort of disrupt smooth airflow in a test like this.

Jean Leloup



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 20847 times:

It's ugly as hell.

I think the eventual stretched version (if there ever is one) will look more visually appealing than "Big Stubby" above.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlinePlanekrazy777 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 20554 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 13):

looks like they were doing a airstart, you can see the hoses from truck to aircraft. once she's runnin they will back away the truck


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 20427 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 13):
Interesting how close that truck seems to be to the front of Engine #3 (which is the one running in the pic.)

No, I'm not suggesting that the engine is going to suck in the truck (I'm not that dumb!), but I would have thought it might sort of disrupt smooth airflow in a test like this.

Jean Leloup

are you sure? for me it looks like the truck is parked under the fuselage.

cheers
matt



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19502 times:

how in the bloody 'ell this is called a "she".........IT is goign to be the monstrosity of the skies.....now the B747, THATS the "queen of the skies".......the monstrosity doesn't have the beauty (and maybe grace) of a 747. This thing has yet to fly and its already being exaulted........even the -900 stretch version isn't beautiful, though it looks better than this pudgy beast....

beauty.....well.........thats for the eye of the beholder...........



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineMQrampBOS From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19412 times:

I don't care how it looks. It can look like a Ford Trimotor or a washing machine for all I care as long as it flies spin 


Don't put me on A7! I got out of the airport, so why send me back?
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19404 times:

Quoting AFinMIA (Reply 7):
Pretty soon she will be common place and you wont even know the difference. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Otherwise the A330 is still the best Airbus product to me

The A380 will never rival the A330 in terms of beauty. The A330 is a graceful, beautiful plane, and the A380 is just f'ugly. The poor thing needs a nose job and a tummy tuck.  Wink

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 13):
Interesting how close that truck seems to be to the front of Engine #3 (which is the one running in the pic.)

The way the truck is facing, whoever is sitting in there is having a great view of the engine. I wouldn't mind sitting there, as long as I don't get sucked in.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19303 times:

Vroom , vroom...

Not bad at all!



E volavo, volavo felice più in alto del sole, e ancora più su mentre il mondo pian piano spariva lontano laggiù ...
User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19180 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 17):
how in the bloody 'ell this is called a "she".........IT is goign to be the monstrosity of the skies.....now the B747, THATS the "queen of the skies".......the monstrosity doesn't have the beauty (and maybe grace) of a 747. This thing has yet to fly and its already being exaulted........even the -900 stretch version isn't beautiful, though it looks better than this pudgy beast....

beauty.....well.........thats for the eye of the beholder...........

The 747 is the Queen of the breaker's yard and NOT the Queen of the skies anymore!

 rotfl 



I have no memory of this place.
User currently offlineN751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19160 times:

Indeed what a beautiful sight... Much better than just looking at computer graphics... Big grin


Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour.You will get two approaches for the price of one.
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19164 times:

There's something quite disturbing about hearing people talk about aircraft like they want to shag them. I start imagining that they're keeping copies of Airliner World under their bed which have pages stuck together. Yuuuurk.

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6272 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19002 times:

jacobin777,
I cant believe you called her a MONSTROSITY, she may not have the grace of the 747 but what does the 747 is the 747 and the A380 is the A380 both have their ups and downs. Anyway its not all about looks its if SHE is successful.


25 TPASXM787 : U.G.L.Y. God that thing is awful. Backfire, that is hilarious. That would be like shagging the fat ugly girl in the bar after you have had too much to
26 Shamrock350 : I dont realy like the 757 I know many love it but I prefer the 777 and 737-800 but I love the A380 (at some angles)
27 Post contains images ExFATboy : Impressive, yes. Beautiful? Well,not really. I don't think it's really as hideous as some people make it out to be, but it does seem to lack something
28 Post contains images Shamrock350 : I like the A380 but every time I looki at ant pic of her I feel like I'm waiting the swelling to go down, but said that I like the stubby look!
29 Midway2AirTran : ExFATboy, After reading that I started thinking about it...It sort of looks like a Manatee with wings!! The A380 is quite an aircraft, even with its
30 Post contains images ITA350 : The A380 seems fine to me ugly or beautiful, all that concerns me is if it flies or not. First Post !
31 Post contains images Jacobin777 : rather childish..........."Queen" in this sense refers to elegance...this thing has NO elegance........ the 747 has withstood the test of time, has f
32 Toni_ : HUGE!!! This picture drastically makes the South-African A340 on the background shrimp. (If it is a A340?...). The A380 Tail looks twice as big.
33 Flybynight : The A380 will be a great plane, but beautiful it is not. It looks like a guppy that spent too much time with Jason Giambi.
34 Post contains images CJABUK : For me the most beautiful thing about any aircraft is how seemingly effortlessly they fly, no matter how huge or ugly they may be. Maybe one day we ca
35 RJ111 : The all white fuselage doesn't do it justice, i find a lot of all white planes look crap. I'm getting used to her though. She isn't the prettiest plan
36 Post contains images AirEMS : Long live the DC-10 and MD-11!!!! Since every one was going back and forth on which looks better the A380 or 747 I thought I would stand up for Mcdonn
37 JrMafia90 : I can't wait until the A380 comes out!
38 Post contains images Gearup : Get a life! did'nt you see the emoticon, I am only having some fun! Some of the folks from the US side of the pond are rather hysterical about this s
39 Lobster : I personally don't think that "thing" looks very good at all. Kinda ugly really.
40 Tackleberry970 : I get a good chuckle out of you nea-sayers who think Airbus will send, literally, hundreds of millions of dollar (not to mention a DECADE of time) dev
41 Leelaw : IMO, WhaleJet is the perfect monicker for the A388, it's perfectly descriptive without being patently derisive.
42 AirxLiban : I think it looks pretty good, though not Airbus' typically gracefulness. I am just excited for aviation this year...we have the 772LR and the A380 to
43 Post contains images Solnabo : 99 % inhere are yanks hating this absolutely beauty! Shame on ya! *lol* Its called jelousy... Micke//SE
44 Amy : It's not an attractive aircraft IMO and I live in Bristol, near Filton where they make the wings!
45 Braybuddy : Some people are still getting worked-up over the A380. GET OVER IT GUYS!!!!! It's gonna be here for a long, long time.
46 MD11dude : way to go Carl! Although I have no problem with the A380(which is totally awesome) grace and all that goes to the MD-11 for me...
47 Steve6666 : I seem to remember in a poll last year the MD-11, which economically was pretty disastrous for McDonnell (and arguably the pax airlines which flex it)
48 Jafa39 : I think the A380 bashers are missing the point here, this is a significant event in aviation history, if it looked like a 777 or a A340 you'd all be g
49 Post contains images VS74741R : Here here
50 Philaboy : impressive yes. But pretty? Well thats debatable, lets just say nice looking. To me, as long as it flies, gets me from City "A" to City "B"
51 Post contains images Propulsion : 1.) The A380 is rather ugly, especially at the front end. 2.) The A380 is still growing on people, albeit very slowly 3.) All-over white is defintely
52 Post contains images Nomad : Well I think she's something very special indeed a real beauty in my eyes and I am very proud of Airbuses Flagship. Nice to think the UK made those se
53 CURLYHEADBOY : Here I ask something that has probably been answered a thousand times... oh, well... Anyway: why the smoke? I know you always get something like that
54 Pilottj : Well there are quite a few sucessful ugly airplanes out there as well as beautiful ones. Take the PC-6 Porter or DeHavilland Beaver. They have the sex
55 Post contains links and images Nomad : Check this out ! The first shot of the A380 under its own power all 4 engines moving on the runway ! Nomad http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id
56 Post contains links and images Nomad : Here's some more new shots : http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=321061 http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=321655 http://www.planepic
57 Leelaw : Those "Bilder Knaben" don't pussy-foot around when it comes to interesting pics!
58 Propulsion : That tail is very impressive indeed. The SUVs look tiny in comparison!!!
59 Braybuddy : The first time I saw a Connie I thought it was the weirdest looking aircraft. I think any aviation enthusiast would agree that it is one of the most a
60 Mig21UMD : What is going on in this pcture with all the smoke? Does anybody know?
61 Post contains images Falcon84 : Sorry, but it still looks ugly to me. Although I'd love to fly it someday, just to say I did. But since I never even was able to fly a 747, I doubt I'
62 Frugalqxnwa : Beautiful she is not. Fly she will. Overweight she might be. Overweight or not, whale she is. The A380 will never have the elegance of the 747. It may
63 AerorobNZ : That's the best photo of the A380 so far. It shows the A380 off in it's entirity well, without being an Arty-farty shot. Awesome in the true sense of
64 Braybuddy : I cannot see how people get excited about the A330 and B777: to me they are, along with all the other Airbus and Boeing twins, among the most BORING l
65 Douglas7Seas : In my opinion Airbus makes the least attractive airliner around; the A380. I mean, it is short (relatively speaking), fat and just plain ugly. In my o
66 Post contains images Lemurs : I've spent many a sleepless night wondering what Yoda would think about the A380. Now I know. The force is strong with Airbus.
67 Kerberos : Wow... a new contender for the B-52 nickname "BUFF"
68 BlackKnight : Are you talking male or female queen? Because the A380 looks more like a King (Big, fat, round, and the a ire of power)(Also doesn't move much while
69 Post contains images Iwok : The best views are all from the rear.. You know song by Queen "Fat Bottom Girls, you make the rocking world go round..." The front view makes the plan
70 Post contains images PM : I assume we're back to Reply 23...
71 Post contains images Duke : Okay, so she's not a Spitfire, or an A330, or Concorde, or, dare I say it, the MD-11 but for a double-decker, I find her rather, uh, purdy. Especially
72 BlooBirdie : So the A380 is the Camilla of the Skies?
73 ZKSUJ : Looks quite nice, much better than the picture
74 Boeing Nut : I got news for ya bud, the 747 will be the Queen of the Skies for a very long time to come. In my eyes, the A380 has the title of King of the Skies.
75 Post contains links and images Nomad : Hi Guy's not sure if you saw this shot of her, fantastic wings ! No way is she Ugly, she's sensational http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=322
76 Braybuddy : I can understand people not being used to the low cockpit and finding it strange, but I reckon we'll get used to it pretty quickly, but Nomad is righ
77 Post contains images Skidmarks : Wukka, I'm with you mate. That thing just don't look right. Sorta squat and fat. The kind of woman you avoid in a disco in case you can't get rid of h
78 Braybuddy : Think of it as male and on steroids!
79 Post contains images Nomad : For ch..st sake Guy's, she's a double Decker and a brand new concept. What would make you happy, a wider tube with the same straight lines of a 777 pe
80 Post contains links and images KDTWFlyer : The A380 seems to have rather large dihedral(correct word??) for the wings... It will be cool to see the A380 wing flex at MTOW.
81 Wdleiser : I think airbus did their homework and kept the flightdeck on the bottom for a reason. I don't think they give a rats ass about how us A.netters think
82 Post contains links Byrdluvs747 : http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=321430 Reminds me of certain cranium birth defects. Only a mother can love this monstrocity. Graceful is n
83 Post contains images ExFATboy : BWAHAHAHA! Agreed...much more stylish than the DC-10 (it's just those sexay lines around the centre engine!)
84 ORDagent : THANK YOU! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!
85 Daedaeg : Aesthetically speaking, as been said it will probably take time for people to appreciate it. I'm sure if you see it in person, one would be so mesmeri
86 Starrion : The A380 does sort of look like someone driving an office building around the taxiway with some wings stuck on, but i'll bet she fly just fine. And I'
87 Manu : Excellent point Jafa39! Most people complain for the sake of complaining, and this is an excellent topic to do it obviously! The A380 will bring into
88 Amy : RE: picture posted by KDTW flyer now THAT's an ass! On a more serious note: It'll be quite awesome to watch such a huge bird take to the skies! Lookin
89 Post contains images NA : Mightier than the 747, more beautiful than a 773 (ok, thats easy ), and less heavy than the Queen Mary. Man, this thing grows on me.
90 Tackleberry970 : I don't think Airbus is using that as a design consideration. The 747 is what she is. The A380 is what she is. Both have/will meet the market they we
91 Post contains images Aloha717200 : The A380 is actually growing on me. The nose is still one of the ugliest noses for a jetliner that I've ever seen. But as for the rest of the plane, i
92 Astuteman : Sorry, Amy - couldn't resist. The WINGS are made in Broughton, just to the west of Chester, in good old Welsh Wales. Don't worry, I've been in Filton
93 Post contains links StealthZ : I am not convinced she will go down in history as a great beauty... forehead is a little high!!! She does have the most gorgeous wings!!! http://membr
94 Frugalqxnwa : Tackleberry, This thread is all about the aesthetics of the A380, so that is what Yoda commented on. I agree that airlines are finding the A380 to hav
95 Post contains images Vatveng : Go back up to reply #80 and click on the picture to see it full-size. Now look at it again for a minute and then tell me: Doesn't it look like a rear
96 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Buddy you can bash the 787 all you want, I could care less if Moe, Larry or Lolita dislike it. I only said my opinion to balance out the obviously ex
97 COAMiG29 : The a-380 looks better than i thought it would. im still a 747 fan and i love the dc-10/mf-11 and L-1011 but even though the exteriro of the a380 isen
98 Post contains images Newark777 : And the sexual innuendo continues... Harry
99 Aerofan : Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, oft said. The A380 is ugly, no let me rephrase that. it is bugly. But then again so is the 757. Now if you wann
100 COAMiG29 : no not sexually but the inside will be very nice as in ife and seats and whatever other things the airline puts in like duty free shops and so on
101 Post contains images Hockey55dude : That Beast of an airplane is going to look great when it flies!
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