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Check This Video Out (Antonov225)  
User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

http://www.flightlevel350.com/video_streaming.php?id=286

Isnt that just amazing !!!
It looks like its not going to go anywhere !!

Joe

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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5912 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3271 times:
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That's truly amazing. I saw the AN-225 take off from LAS once from my hotel window at the MGM a couple of years ago.

User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
I saw the AN-225 take off from LAS once from my hotel window at the MGM a couple of years ago.

I so want to see one in the flesh !!!

We had one at EMA not long ago... unfortunatley missed it tho !!


User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Now I thought the A343 had a slow rotation!!  Smile


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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

What was the Vr and V2? I think that was slow... or was it just due to the size that it looked slow?

User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Nice to see the wing raise. I wonder why they made them so flexible.


rolf
User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 5):
Nice to see the wing raise. I wonder why they made them so flexible.

I guess with that weight you'd need flexible wings... the stress would be enourmous with those 3 engines also !!  boggled 


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Truly amazing!! I can't believe that rotation...


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User currently offlineA380Heavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Unlike BHXDTW was fortunate enough to be at NEMA to see the An-225 go out - I was right at the end of the runway when the giant came towards me with just over 100 tonnes of gifts for under priveledged children on board.

The An-225 was no more than 50ft above my head - the sight was awesome, the whole sky filled with aeroplane - and the noise!!!

I only live 10 minutes away from NEMA and I must have gone to see this aircraft half a dozen times. It doesn't matter how often you see it, you still can't believe it! We have An-124's in all the time from Polet, Antonov and Volga Dnepr but they pale into insignificance in comparisom.



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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Wow.. that's all I can say!

It amazes me how these birds get off the ground!


User currently offlineNADC10Fan From United States of America, joined May 2005, 165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

That was truly cool to see!  bigthumbsup 

Reminds me so much of what we always used to say about the C-5's - it's not that the An-225 takes off so much as the ground just seems to fall away from underneath it ...



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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Wow. That was one slow rotation! Big grin

It didn't look like the An-225 was close to Vr when it rotated. Slow slow but damn it took off. Very cool wing flex. That was the only hint that the plane was closing in on Vr.

cheers

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

You don´t want to stop that bird just before take-off, seem like it would need a longer runway to abort a take-off?

User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

wow. I cant believe how huge the elevator surfaces are. ENORMOUS. The twin rudders also look coool...rarely do you see something like this, either in photograph or in video. Very cool.

-AA777


User currently offlineTexfly101 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Due to the weight of the materials in the wing, all wings will droop a designed amount. Thats just the characteristic of the spar material as characterized by stress and strain coefficients. Consequently, when lift is applied (the opposite of gravity), the wings will bend upwards. A properly designed wing of a large airplane will droop noticeably, as to keep it not noticeable would require a lot more material in the spars which is added weight. Make the material just enough for the design loads (think the 1.5 factor that has been discussed on the A380 test) and you get a functional wing that is just heavy enough to function properly but not too heavy that it eats up weight allotment for passenger and cargo. The wing of the B-47 and B-52 has amazing amounts of flex, over 15 feet. In a high stress environment, updrafts and downdrafts, the wings almost look like they're flapping like a bird....very cool.

User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Im glad I posted this now...
Ive watched this hundreds of times and just thought today,
'hmm I wonder if anyone on a.net has seen this' ..

Glad you all enjoyed it !!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5465 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

I wish Antonov would assemble the second one. Most of the parts are supposed to be already in existence - unless they've been used to keep the first one flying.


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5912 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2436 times:
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In a way, I wonder why Boeing doesn't contract Antonov to build additional AN-225's to be 787 part transporters. They (Boeing) save a lot of time and money in modifying a 747-400 into LCA's.

User currently offlineDrupyUSE From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Absolutely amazing video! Does anybody know what the rate of climb is on one of those things?

User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

I watched it land at EMA, the following morning I drove to work along the A52 into Derby (about 10 miles north with nothing in between so you can see EMA quite clearly).

Normally you can make out the tower, but from the A52 you could actually see the huge white blob on the ground that day!  Smile

Quoting DrupyUSE (Reply 18):
Does anybody know what the rate of climb is on one of those things?

The AN-225 is the only aircraft I know with a rate of climb in single digits  Wink

+1fpm....+2fpm.....rotate....+3fpm....

 Wink

Noel


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
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Quoting StudentFlyer (Reply 4):
What was the Vr and V2? I think that was slow... or was it just due to the size that it looked slow?

The percieved speed is an optical illusion that has to do with the time it takes the aircraft to travel a distance equal to it's own length. Generally, the longer the aircraft, the slower it seems to travel.

That's why aircraft like 747s and AN-225s seem to progress through the air slowly, while short/small aircraft like the BD-5J seem to be travelling at 400 kts when in fact they're flying about half that speed.




2H4





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