RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 36 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5502 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
BlueDuck From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5470 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.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5405 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.
PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4485 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?