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User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6894 times:

Obviously THIS thing will never fly!

Big version: Width: 1267 Height: 798 File size: 150kb


Of course I'm very sorry if anybody expected anything different when clicking this thread  Wink

BTW the stone model is located in the "Flugwerft Schleißheim" an aviation museum near Munich belonging to the "Deutsche Museum".

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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

That is so cool, though I'm not sure I'd like to see the plane in those colors.  Wink Is it an actual stone carving, or is it made of concrete or some other material?

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

That is very cool! I was pleased to see this thread was not another "The A380 is overweight and airlines are not happy". Thanks for sharing.

[Edited 2006-03-19 18:17:25]

User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6786 times:

Quoting Khobar (Reply 1):
Is it an actual stone carving

It is stone carving. Unfortunately I forgot to note the name of the guy who did it.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
That is very cool! I was pleased to see this thread was not another "The A380 is overweight and airlines are not happy" thread. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome.


User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6786 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
That is very cool! I was pleased to see this thread was not another "The A380 is overweight and airlines are not happy". Thanks for sharing.

indeed , I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead Big grin



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6747 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 4):
I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead

I'm thinking the same thing  Smile.
It must have taken ages for this person to do the sculpture.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6920 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

Aaaargh. Boeing are getting into super-light plastics while Airbus tries out stone!  banghead 

NAV20 was right all along...!


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21531 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6634 times:

It will fly. As long as it's flying inside a 748F front loader!  Wink


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 4):
indeed , I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead

The little joke was too much for some moderator. My intentionally misleading title ("A380 heavy as stone") has been changed.


User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Quoting GBan (Reply 8):
Quoting BR076 (Reply 4):
indeed , I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead

The little joke was too much for some moderator. My intentionally misleading title ("A380 heavy as stone") has been changed.

Probably Keesje.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6092 times:

Very cool.. how big is this model?


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User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6016 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 10):
Very cool.. how big is this model?

It is about 1,50 m in length. Here you have another view. It was a bit difficult to shoot, since the outside area was closed and I hat to shoot through the window.

Big version: Width: 1273 Height: 505 File size: 162kb


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

All I could think was...

When its time to deplane at the Pearly gates
Nothing says "I loved planes" better than the Stone A380.
Made of high quality polished Granite, this stone is premier for the Aviation Enthusiast's "Final Flight".

Also available are
White Marble MD-11
Polished Black Granite 707
And the ever popular Connie in black Marble.
We also customize to your favorite aircraft

Sorry for being so dark...this was my first impression



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineJbguller From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

Obviously the Airbus developers took the expression "rocks in their heads" that one step further  Smile

Very nice work by the artist/sculpturer!!


User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4607 times:

What a piece of art! I wonder how much that model weighs... Kudos to the artist

One might assume that Airbus built the A380 based on that model's size to weight ratio, thus the overweight result..  rotfl 


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4377 times:

looks great! whens it on ebay

i think the nose is wrong though isn't it. cockpit is in line with the bottom row of windows and it should be between the 2, nose looks less stumpy. however both errors look like an improvement on the actual aircraft!


User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

Quoting GBan (Thread starter):
THIS thing will never fly!

That reminds me of some A-Netters' (in)famous words before the real A380 took off for the 1st time, haha.  Wink

This is a great model...would look pretty cool in my frontyard!!! Thanks for sharing.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Quoting GBan (Reply 11):
It is about 1,50 m in length. Here you have another view

Cool.. Thanks!



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User currently offlineRIHNOSAUR From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Gary2880:"i think the nose is wrong though isn't it. cockpit is in line with the bottom row of windows and it should be between the 2, nose looks less stumpy"


That is exactly what I was thinking, however I still think it is a great work of art, and by no means should the artist rendition necessarily have to match the actual aircraft!

however, I may be one of the very few who actually thinks the nose of the A380 actually looks cool and suits the aircraft perfectly! I love the way Airbus designers decided to make it NOT all sleek but rather bulky.

that way it doesn't look like a 747 wanabe, but a plane of its own league!
 Wink



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