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Problem On Lufthansa's Livery  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

Last week while spotting, I realised how assymetrical the grey on the LH fuselage is ....Its much higher behind the wing. I dunno why there's just somwething that bothers me with it...why can't they bother do it symmetrical? At first I thought the one aircraft I saw had a mistake but looking at the database I realised its just about all of them that has the assymetry

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User currently offlineBlueDuck From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

The reason is with the system of their aircraft paint look.
If you notice on most of their a/c types, the grey area is everything below the Wing (leading and trailing edges) therefore the top of the wings are white and the bottom is grey. The horizontal tailplane is also white because it's above the wing area.

Yes I do agree it looks a bit too asymmetrical on this particular A/C.


User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

HAHAHA, that's kinda wierd. But don't you mean that the grey on the very bottom is much higher in FRONT of the wing and not behind? Wink

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

Thanks Roots!

Now everytime I see a LH a/c, that's what I'm gonna look for!  bigthumbsup 

AAARRRRGGHHH!

Cheers,
Patrick



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4628 times:

Regardless of the difference in lines - it's one of the most boring and dull paints in civil aviation...

They painted an A 320 in vintage paint which looked much better !
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/808138/M/
Time they re-think their appearance and give their aircaraft a more attractive appeal !



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

It is not a "problem" at all, but just the effect of the different height levels of leading and trailing edges, which serve as the orientation points for the border between the white and grey body parts.


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User currently onlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

I have to agree with ACDC8. Now I get seriously annoyed with the LH C/S... goddammit! Every time I see a LH A/C now I'm gonna be annoyed!

Thanks alot!

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlinePilatusguy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

relax guys - they'll be repainted into the LX C/S anyway.... LOL

==> sorry simply couldn't resist.... Smile


User currently offlineP51Mustang From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):
They painted an A 320 in vintage paint which looked much better !

Hmmm if i can trust my eyes its an A321.......

But it looks good anyway.....  Wink



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User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):
Regardless of the difference in lines - it's one of the most boring and dull paints in civil aviation...

Sad but true.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Quoting Northwest 777 (Reply 2):
But don't you mean that the grey on the very bottom is much higher in FRONT of the wing and not behind? Wink

yup ! lill error due to my impatience of having this thread posted !



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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):
Regardless of the difference in lines - it's one of the most boring and dull paints in civil aviation...

I would say timeless, cheap and economical. Its 12 years old now and has outlived more than one C/S of e.g. Delta (whose C/S is also quite cool now) or United. They changed their scheme although being in serious economical trouble. Why?

Jan


User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3583 times:

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 11):
They changed their scheme although being in serious economical trouble. Why?

I think it's because it's cheaper. Plus it looks so good Big grin

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
Now everytime I see a LH a/c, that's what I'm gonna look for!

yeah me too, they seriously need to change their colors

BTW- Why don't these have it? (BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85)

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User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 3504 times:

Quoting Pilatusguy (Reply 7):
relax guys - they'll be repainted into the LX C/S anyway.... LOL

THAT would be sweet...


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 12):
BTW- Why don't these have it? (BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85)

The whole damn bird would need to be grey, thats why.



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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Yeah but they should at least paint the belly gray to make it look like the other aircraft.


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Or flop it around and paint it opposite of the rest of the fleet just to keep us on our toes.  cheeky 

fluffy


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
why can't they bother do it symmetrical?

Why does it have to be symmetrical? Is symmetry the only style that's acceptable these days? Whatever happened to original thinking?


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