Varig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9610 times:
Am I the only one?? I have seen several photos of the A380, I have even a Herpa 1:500 model of the A380 and it should be a huge aircraft.
Though.... I just checked the photos of the A380 at Frankfurt and there is no single photo which convinces me that we are dealing with a huge plane. Even the photo of the A380 parked at the gate seems quite normal.
Probably I have to wait to see one in real life, then I hope I am wrong...
MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9561 times:
The A380 is an airplane that you really need to see up close to realize just how big the aircraft is. Reason being that it is not a long aircraft from the nose to the tail, but rather big from the ground to the fuselage.... Trust me on this, the A380 is a big aircraft.
You can get an idea as to how high the A380 stretches with this photo.
The A380 engines look like they can swallow the A318.
Here is a photo of the 777-200LR, now compare that to the height of the A380.
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2191 posts, RR: 22 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 9194 times:
well it is relative to say that it is small or big. I depends on who you ask, but I too am not impressed with the size of the A380 based on the photos i've seen. the tail is big, but the length is not much more than the 747. What impresses me is the size of the AN225!! love it!
No you are not. I saw it at the Paris Air Show, - and I am sorry to say but it is not "huge", - bug of course very big...
It is very high compared with the 747, and the wing/wingspan is huge. The 346 is a "lot" longer, but wait and see the -900!
Try this link, - and you are able to compare this mighty beautifully flying whale to an Elephant or VW Golf, - or more relevant the 747.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6272 times:
Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 3): Next topic: why does it seems so huge to my hamster ?
Brilliant!!! I laughed for nearly a minute.
Quoting A360 (Reply 10): ^What makes it carry that many people is it's cross section... having a 10 abrest Y class on the lower deck and 8 abreast Y on the upper deck.
We'll see how long the main deck stays 10 abreast. Remember that the JumboJet started out 9 abreast. My guess is the WhaleJet will be 11 abreast very soon. The WhaleJet's fuselage is 30 inches wider than the JumboJet's. Even at 11 abreast, the WhaleJet will have more spacious seating than the JumboJet has at 10 abreast.
Quoting A360 (Reply 10): The 380-900 will be another thing though!
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5876 times:
Quoting QFA380 (Reply 14): do any airlines have firm A389 orders so far?
There is nothing to order yet. There is no authority to offer, just speculation. It is not at all clear whether or not there will ever be an A380-900. Until the A380-800 enters service and the airlines see how the economics play out, no one is particularly interested in ordering a stretch. EK are the most interested, but they will not order before they have A380-800s flying.