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Dreamliner Prototype Midsection!  
User currently offlineJepstein From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=130500

It's huge!

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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5955 times:

Ok, once, cool, twice, ok, thrice, wtf. How does the same thing get posted 3 times the same day by 3 different people?


Dan



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User currently offlineJepstein From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

Really, I didn't notice that! Sorry! I'm such a moron...  ashamed   ashamed 

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

Huge.... its big for a rail load but huge is rather extreme in avaition terms.

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5629 times:

Apparently we have three a.netters who are also avid rail enthusiasts.  Smile


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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 1):
Ok, once, cool, twice, ok, thrice, wtf. How does the same thing get posted 3 times the same day by 3 different people?

There was another posting, but, the title of the posting was very different, this posting is actually closer to what the topic really is.....  Smile



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

doesn't look huge to me. 9 across will be tight, no matter what people who've seen the 9 across say. Bring on 8 across.

Mike



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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5379 times:

It's the aggressively 'high-tech' loco that catches my eye.  Smile

What's the betting it started life hauling B17 Flying Fortress parts around......?



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4674 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 1):
Ok, once, cool, twice, ok, thrice, wtf. How does the same thing get posted 3 times the same day by 3 different people?

It's the first time that I've seen the pic, so lay off.



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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

It doesn't look that huge to me either. Cool pic though.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Nav20,
Trouble is you and I are the only ones old enough to remember these things.

Seriously though I think this must be a front or rear section, because it is tapering.

Ruscoe


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 7):
What's the betting it started life hauling B17 Flying Fortress parts around......?

Naw, I'm betting it started life AS a B-17.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4884 times:
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Quoting NAV20 (Reply 7):
It's the aggressively 'high-tech' loco that catches my eye.  Smile

That's actually a caboose, in that picture ... you can see the other end here :

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/...hp?attachmentid=40569&d=1125636613

They're in the process of pushing back into the Boeing siding (aparently it's quite a shove to get up the hill and into the plant itself).

A side shot was also taken :

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/...hp?attachmentid=40570&d=1125636728

All of the above (and some interesting info about the section itself) are here :

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8699

Of note, apparently this section was made in Japan, specifically for showcase purposes. It's not a flight item (and it's not made of composite materials).

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 9):
It doesn't look that huge to me either. Cool pic though.

That caboose probably stands 14-16' tall and it's dwarfed by that thing ... as far as railroads go, that's pretty much about as big as it gets.  Smile

Judging by the taper (and paint in the side shot), I'd say that's a rear fuselage section.

Midsection's therefore gonna be even larger.

(wow!)

- litz


User currently offlineSX36 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Another A-netter brought this to my attention, but if you look closely you can see holes cut through the roof of the fuselage. Chances are this section was used to determine the best cutting technique to be used with composite fuselages.


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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4385 times:

Quoting Litz (Reply 12):
That caboose probably stands 14-16' tall and it's dwarfed by that thing ... as far as railroads go, that's pretty much about as big as it gets.

I am not saying it isn't big, it's a work of art. But, what makes it so different from the other widebodies. Comparing to that, it isn't that huge.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineJepstein From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 7):
...aggressively 'high-tech' loco...

I may be young Nav 20, but I do know it's a caboose!


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

To me that looks like a narrowbody fuselage.


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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

I don't find it that big at all...


Mike



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User currently offlineJepstein From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

I think I just thought it was big compared to the caboose.  drunk 

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
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FYI,

Received an email from the gentleman who shot the photos - there are two more that he shot as well which he asked that I make available; here are his comments on them :

Quote:
Hey guys,

My name is Ross Fotheringham, I'm the guy who shot the picture linked at the beginning of this thread. When I took that picture I (k)new that there was likely a group of aviation fans who'd like the fuselage just as much as I liked the train with an odd load. I noticed that the picture received over 8,000 hits from this site You guys made that picture the number one most viewed for 6 days - thanks. Anyway, I wanted to share a few more pictures I took that day, and asked Litz to help me out.

He goes on to mention that he was shooting into the sun, so there's a bit of lens flare, however, the results are pretty neat nonetheless.

Check out the shine on the paint on the fuselage (this gives a good idea of the interior of the shell, with the cuts in the roof for the composite fuselage samples, as well as the window/door cutouts) :

http://terminus.litz.org/787/IMG_5072SE%20787.jpg

Here's a shot of it as it pushed back away from Ross, showing the flatcar it's sitting on and the SERIOUSLY huge cradle it's supported on.

http://terminus.litz.org/787/IMG_5074SE%20787.jpg

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 7):
It's the aggressively 'high-tech' loco that catches my eye.  Smile

(that 'high tech' loco is a caboose ........  Smile )

Hope y'all enjoy !

- litz


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

I don't think that is the Midsection, there appears to be some tapering of the diameter, suggesting it is the forward or aft section. The Midsection diameter should be constant.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 4):
Apparently we have three a.netters who are also avid rail enthusiasts. Smile

Actually there are alot of us on here.


User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 5925 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 21):
thats the piece in the Future of Flight at PAE

That's correct, and it is the rear fuse section with opposing exit doors - the most difficult section to manufacture because of the taper and curves. Also, as I mentioned in the other thread, the cutouts are sample pieces for analysis of the composite winding and the hat-section stringers.

Boeing press release: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787...amily/news/2005/q1/nr_050111g.html

Future of Flight pic: http://www.futureofflight.org/images/exhibits/pic_787_fuselage_b.jpg



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