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How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins  
User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 17829 times:

The subject line says it all - enjoy this Google video  Smile


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 17784 times:

Cool stuff. Gives you a sense of awe for how ANY aircraft is built by skilled professionals.


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User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 17780 times:

VERY cool!

Thanks!

1011yyz



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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 17738 times:

Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

In these towns the hulls and wings go through, how are the local town folk taking to it all?

Seems like an awful lot of trouble for just one airplane, and they got to do it, what, 135 or so odd times?

Amazing still...Great video, makes it all looks so EASY!



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User currently offlineBomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 17711 times:

to me I think that time lapses are the coolest things. Imagine how much raw footage they must have gone through to make 7 minuets of video that was sped up 99% of the time.

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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9976 posts, RR: 96
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 17672 times:
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Quoting JHSfan (Thread starter):

Many thanks JHSfan. It's absolutely fascinating.

They should get those guys to paint the Forth Bridge !!
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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 17622 times:
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That vid was awesome, that wing a fuselage looked like it was going to take out the building in some of those shots.


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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 17559 times:

Very cool. Great editing.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 17555 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

yes...they will have to........they even showed in on the National Geographic Documentary.....it was cool to watch part of the plane go within a few feet of many of the houses.....


and it is a VERY COOL video........I can't wait until something is released on DVD, I'm probably going to pick it up....





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User currently offlineFinkenwerder From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 17521 times:

Glad you like it....I uploaded it !

It's free to view and download.

[Edited 2006-03-10 19:59:51]

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 17500 times:

Quoting Finkenwerder (Reply 9):
Glad you like it....I uploaded it !

I love you.  tongue 


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12333 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 17393 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

They have plans to build the A-399 Super Beluga at some point in the future! Big grin But, seriously, they do have to do this every time, as there is no aircraft large enough to carry the parts.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Seems like an awful lot of trouble for just one airplane, and they got to do it, what, 135 or so odd times?

Many are hoping it happens a lot more than 135 times.



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User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17331 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 11):
But, seriously, they do have to do this every time, as there is no aircraft large enough to carry the parts.

I thought they are planning to make roads around the cities to make transport less problematic?


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17317 times:

Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 12):
I thought they are planning to make roads around the cities to make transport less problematic?

Its a village, not a city, and yes theres a bypass either planned or under construction.


User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17254 times:

I thought it would have taken a lot more that 7 mins to build an A380. But then you never know these days. Big grin

I thought it was a great video though.



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User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17142 times:

Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost. They should have set up their plant in Dubai and build in all in one place. Plenty of space there Big grin

User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17082 times:

Thanks for the video ,I liked the fast to slow changes; nice touch ! Gives me a new
perspective on building a model airplane, granted Airbus has the largest assembly kit in the world!
Is there a tour available of the assembly hall ? It would a rush to see the first 12 hours
after everything is on site ,and they start loading the fixture.
 cheerful   veryhappy 


User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 17025 times:

I'm glad that my posting is well recieved by everyone.
A big thanks to Finkenwerder for putting it on the net.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 14):
I thought it would have taken a lot more that 7 mins to build an A380. But then you never know these days.

Sometimes it takes a lot of preparation, and then it all over just after a few minutes - that's life.
By getting police escorte Airbus awoids getting a speeding ticket for going very fast through the countryside. I do not think there will be a factory tour, more likely a "Formular A380 race".

Quoting Poitin (Reply 15):
Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost.

New roads could be paid partly by public money, 'cause others might benefit from it. Please no A versus B war here, thanks.

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 16):
liked the fast to slow changes

I wonder if Boeing is going to see this a challenge, when it comes to assembly videos. The future video for the 787 must be just as innovative as the plane itself.

Yours in primetime
JHSfan



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 16952 times:

Have to say I still do not like the looks of the A380 but after seeing that video again I have to say that the A380 is truly a modern marvel of engineering on a massive scale! Also what is the real-time assembly on the A380, like 2-3 weeks from assembly to paint?


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User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 16814 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18):
Have to say I still do not like the looks of the A380

She is really starting to grow on me. I thought she was real ugly for a while but not any more



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User currently offlineKatanapilot From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16534 times:

during the painting process some guys were walking straight down the top, peeling off the masking! imagine the fall from that height!

User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16470 times:

Very cool video.Thanks

User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16428 times:

Id love to be in the towns there.

One word EXCELLENT

Regards



Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineYVRlonghauler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16341 times:

Fantastic! Thanks for the link!

User currently offlineGlacote From France, joined Jun 2005, 409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16275 times:

Quoting Poitin (Reply 15):
Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost. They should have set up their plant in Dubai and build in all in one place. Plenty of space there Big grin

I find it quite revealing that you still find a way to spin this sarcastically.

This is just a video of some impressive industrial processes.

And by the way the very logistical nightmare you allude of is actually more a source of efficiency than of costs. Airbus was so successful with their double-that-of-competitor margins that Boeing even copied the very idea of assembling big, prefabricated parts.

So please: 1) grow up 2) stop hijacking every thread about the A380 3) get your facts straights.

Thank you for everybody else...


25 Bill142 : Wow, thats quite impressive. Theres one floating around for the A340-600 which is assembled quite differently to the A380. Are there any videos like t
26 Mke717spotter : very cool thanks for sharing
27 Sfomb67 : Good video. Excellent views of things most people will never get to see, such as the pylon attachment fitting to the wing. Runs just a little too fast
28 Post contains images 777DAD : Thanks for Sharing the Video. Good stuff! The 380 is simply "AWSOME" Was fun to watch.
29 N405MX : Thanks for sharing , really great video. Hope to see this BIG bird in MEX soon.
30 Post contains images MIA767 : wow!, that was pretty neat, Thanks for sharing.
31 Finkenwerder : I will upload this one next....
32 MarshalN : Hey, nice video. I love the part where the trucks are going through the town.
33 777WT : Can't wait to see that one.
34 777WT : Not so well as excepted. They're complaining it comes too close to their houses and the flashing lights and bright lights keeps them up at night. Loo
35 Jafa39 : Jeepers! The hangars and equipment used to build the thing are as epic as the A380 itself!!
36 Post contains images EDDM : I didn't know that the horizontal stabilizers are a single part. So the styrofoam airplanes I loved as a child weren't that far off after all. Another
37 Post contains images Kaype : Excellent ! Like 2 c more
38 Trekster : My god, that was an amazing bit of footage Cheers
39 Post contains images Astuteman : Not nearly as much as you might think. The major shippings will add about E1.5m to costs per frame (or about 1% of actual selling prices). Small perc
40 Post contains images Airboeing : Not yet. Because of "plan Vigipirate" (terrorist threats). But some day the "old" tour will resume, and a new one for the A380 will start.... or so I
41 Post contains images A319XFW : Now that's just showing off
42 FRAspotter : A little while ago there was a topic about the A346 "Being built in 4 minutes". Must be the same company that made both videos... Both were extremely
43 SNATH : Just saw this... Excellent video! Many thanks for the link! Tony
44 B707Stu : Fun video to watch, thank you. Am amazed at the ground operation to get the pieces to one place. I'm all for 'collaboration,' but have to wonder if al
45 JoeCattoli : Exactly my feeling. Especially when in real liveries and flying with gears retracted... it's massive and elegant at the same time... simply stunning!
46 Ewrw4co : I love the dramatic first landing.
47 Nitzer280 : Awesome. That is incredible footage!
48 IFEMaster : Here's a construction question...what sort of welding technique is used to connect each section of the fuselage? Also, at what point is construction o
49 Kalakaua : It's only Toulouse, not the Hamptons... Isn't Industrialization fun!?
50 Post contains images BMIFlyer : One Hell of a video Cool music too Thanks, Lee
51 Jrosa : This is an amazing video! Another one which is great is the video that show the building process of a 777.
52 Josh12815 : Very cool! I can wait to fly on this beast with my family next year. We are all looking foreward to it.
53 Jrosa : I need some help! I can't download the video. Can someone help me?
54 RAFVC10 : Meravellous!!!! What a great aircraft!!!
55 WindowSeat : Finkenwerder, Thanks so much for the vids. Absolutely fantastic! cheers
56 Finkenwerder : I didn't mean to hijack this thread from JHSfan sorry for that. Quite amusing though to see the reaction to my posting this vid compared to the almost
57 NoUFO : Truly a nice video, thank you Finkenwerder and JHSfan.
58 Post contains images JHSfan : You are not a hi-jacker, Finkenwerder. Joy can be shared without any loss. It's really nice that you uploaded this video to the net. All this excitem
59 FRAspotter : Do you have a link to it? I have only seen the ones for the A346 and the A380... The 777 would be cool to watch!
60 1MillionFlyer : awesome link Thanks!!!
61 Post contains images Gunsontheroof : Cool video, thanks for sharing. Were those whale calls during the first few minutes?
62 777WT : I'd like to know about the 777 one too. FRAspotter, where did you see the one for A346?
63 Post contains images A319XFW : That's already done for the baby bus too Part of the rear upper fuse IIRC. PR sealant and loads of rivets!
64 Post contains links Jrosa : Yes, I do! http://dev.wearetart.com/PPVRA.mpg To download the video, click with the right mouse button and select "Save Target As..."
65 Post contains images Astuteman : Yeah. Sorry. I was just reminded by the A380 sections missing houses by a few feet. The Assault Ship section I described went through a gap between b
66 Post contains images Astuteman : BTW, if you want a real laugh, in 2001, after BAE/Marconi combined to form BAE SYSTEMS, we first started interfacing with BAE Military, and Airbus pr
67 JHSfan : Jrosa, this is funny. You have a Varig version of the Boeing 777 assembly video. My version of the 777 assembly process is a JAL version and its 4:10
68 FlyDeltaJets : Most planes do that, It probably is for drag.
69 Jrosa : JHSfan, If you note well, the tail of the aircraft shown in the assembly line is painted in Boeing's old livery, I believe that the only part related
70 Post contains links FRAspotter : here it is... http://www.metacafe.com/watch/74422/...deo_airbus_a340_600_building_fast/
71 Post contains links FRAspotter : Quoting Jrosa (Reply 64): Yes, I do! http://dev.wearetart.com/PPVRA.mpg To download the video, click with the right mouse button and select "Save Targ
72 Jrosa : FRAspotter, the video has 2:28 and at the end the aircraft is painted and flying! Try to download it again.
73 Post contains images FRAspotter : Whoops, my mistake... I just clicked on the link and didn't download it. Great video now that I know how it finishes...
74 Finkenwerder : I've uploaded the full 345 seconds to Google should be available this week.
75 Post contains links and images Boeing4ever : I was wondering the same, after all, alot of us are eager to get our hands on this for our hard drives, lol. Andz was kind enough to send me a copy o
76 Finkenwerder : I uploaded them to Google because I didn't want them to become content for someone else to make money from. These videos are free to watch and downlo
77 FRAspotter : Everyone can also see the A346 video through the link in reply 70....
78 Post contains images Boeing4ever : hmmmm, didn't think of that. Understandable actually. Either way you host them, keep them comin'. A.net hungers for more. B4e-Forever New Frontiers
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