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VIDEO: Boeing LCF, First Flight  
User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 18722 times:

Hi All

Take a look at this nice video showing the first flight for the Boeing 744 LCF.
I think you can see the number two on the line right in the start of the video
http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra...g_Company_Aviation_Video-7077.html

Well, she is not a beauty, but I hope she will serve her owners good for many years to come.

Enjoy

Regards
Steen

[Edited 2006-09-12 16:07:10]


Keep it clear of the propellers
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User currently offlineAmritpal From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 18648 times:

wonder if that hump thing causes any problem...


Lost in Translation
User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 18640 times:

that thing looks like it took to the skys before it got out of its mother's uterus entirely...

however, thanks for sharing the video! always nice to watch a first flight...



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User currently offlineLH492 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 208 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18612 times:

Quoting Amritpal (Reply 1):
wonder if that hump thing causes any problem

I dont thin it does, the "Beluga" from Airbus has been in service for a few years now, and they do not seem to have any problems with it.
I am looking forward to see the plane in Boeing´s house colours, I think it will look a great deal better than it does now (even though it will still look a little ugly IMO).
But its all about efficiency and not beauty.



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User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18593 times:

Thanks for sharing. Is that a final design? it sure is ugly don't you think?


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User currently offlineLeothedog From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18548 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 4):
Thanks for sharing. Is that a final design? it sure is ugly don't you think?

It wasn't designed for beauty. It was designed for funcionality.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18533 times:

It climbs better than I thought it would with the new design. Ugly airplane though. But just watch, some moron in the media will think it is a new pax version of the 747 to compete against the A-380.


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User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18431 times:

Quoting Leothedog (Reply 5):
It wasn't designed for beauty. It was designed for funcionality

No kidding...



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User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 18159 times:

Quoting Leothedog (Reply 5):
It wasn't designed for beauty. It was designed for funcionality

So was the A380.



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User currently offlineEmSeeEye From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 18149 times:

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 8):
So was the A380.

Ouch! LOL


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 18020 times:

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 8):
So was the A380.

Ahh come on, you can't compare the A380 to this ugly thing.. they are not even close...
To be fair, lets look at two desing images of LCF and cargo A380:




http://www.analyskritik.press.se/Framtidvision/a380-6.jpg

Pleasee.. the A380 is much, much nicer..



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User currently offlineKhushdesi From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 18003 times:

excuse me if this question has already been asked- but will the plane be painted ever? or do they want to save costs associated with extra weight?

User currently offline787engineer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 572 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17958 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 10):

Pleasee.. the A380 is much, much nicer..



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 4):
Thanks for sharing. Is that a final design? it sure is ugly don't you think?

Yes that is the final design, but it will be painted later this year or early next year. Then we'll have a better idea of how it "looks". Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Quoting LH492 (Reply 3):
I am looking forward to see the plane in Boeing´s house colours, I think it will look a great deal better than it does now (even though it will still look a little ugly IMO).

Boeing should sign a contract with Oscar Meyer to paint it as a hot dog and reap the advertising benefits  Smile. I think with a good paint scheme it could pass for a pretty convicing hot dog. Think about it, over the years all the advertising dollars could repay for it's development costs if not more. (Anyone with photoshop skills want to give this a shot?  Smile). I'm not sure how the 787 marketing people would like their parts flying around in a "hot dog". Maybe Boeing can lease it to Oscar Meyer for big events a la the Goodyear blimp. Just some random thoughts. . .


User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17923 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 10):
Pleasee.. the A380 is much, much nicer..

No, because the A380 will always look like a fat bald man, no matter how it's painted.



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User currently offlineSalomon From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 17904 times:

Quoting LH492 (Reply 3):
I dont thin it does, the "Beluga" from Airbus has been in service for a few years now, and they do not seem to have any problems with it.

The beluga performs horribly in crosswinds because of its shape. But at the same time, the body generates lift (because of its 'wing' shape). Everything comes with a price.



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User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 17883 times:

Hey fellows, looks are only skin deep. Both are winners in my eyes.

I just wonder if there will be a lowered hi end airspeed restriction for the LCF?


User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 17854 times:

Please remember that the "guppy" and "super guppy" preceeded the Beluga by many years. They were quite ugly also but they were efficent in fulfilling their goal.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...=2&prev_id=1109612&next_id=1079350

Mike


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17753 times:

Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 13):
No, because the A380 will always look like a fat bald man, no matter how it's painted

I rather have a "bold man design" as you call it, instead of a plane that looks that is about to explode because of depressurisation....



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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2135 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17733 times:

It's like somone put a huge sock on that B744! Big grin

Nice to see it fly though.. I noticed that like on the A388 first flight they left the landing gear down for the entire flight (or so it appears).

I'm sure it will look nicer when it has been painted.

cheers

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineCainanUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 17597 times:

I would have thought that they would have blended "The Hump" into the front section of the fuselage for aerodynamic purposes. Also seemed to be smoking a ton on rotation and climb out.


Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 17492 times:

Quoting CainanUK (Reply 19):

Agreed.
There must be a lot of 'dirty air spilloff' from that blunt fwd end of the sock.
A more uniform blend-in to the upper crown in my judgement would be better.
Anyway, wind tunnel airflow data will give the honest answer but I still have a hunch that there will be a cruise airspeed reduction for this craft.


User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 17463 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 6):
It climbs better than I thought it would with the new design. Ugly airplane though. But just watch, some moron in the media will think it is a new pax version of the 747 to compete against the A-380.

OK, I need some help here. I must have missed something while I was on vacation in August, or something, because I saw this plane for the first time in a a.net picture about a week ago.

Why was this plane built? I mean, I know it's a cargo plane, but is it specifically for the 787 parts being hauled around the world? I saw some pictures of this plane in Asia, is this going to be built for other carriers or is it a "one of" for Boeing?
Also, I'll be the moron mentioned above. Is there any possible chance that Boeing has any plans to further alter this design and make a pax version?

Thanks, I just haven't had any knowledge of this bird.

FLY2LIM

PS Great video!!!

[Edited 2006-09-14 20:40:43]


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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17370 times:

Multiple threads about this aircraft but I still don't have an answer to my questions. So I'll try to shoot this thread back to the top of the order.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 17342 times:

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 21):

Why was this plane built? I mean, I know it's a cargo plane, but is it specifically for the 787 parts being hauled around the world? I saw some pictures of this plane in Asia, is this going to be built for other carriers or is it a "one of" for Boeing?
Also, I'll be the moron mentioned above. Is there any possible chance that Boeing has any plans to further alter this design and make a pax version?

yes, it's to carry 787 parts, there are 3 currently planned, but none for non-Boeing use. And no,there are no plans for a passenger version.



Make something Idiot-proof, and the Universe will make a more inept idiot.
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17329 times:

Bravo to Boeing and its affiliates internationally for the first flight of this aircraft.  Smile

25 Wolsingerjet : Anyone think some airline might want these as freighters one day???Be good for outsize freight...
26 Post contains images MCIGuy : I don't think so. A380 = BUFF Deux.   No, the cavernous cargo hold is not pressurized and there is no support designed in for a floor in the middle.
27 Lredlefsen : Wow -- those engines look teeny-tiny!
28 Atnight : I guess nothing will compare to the first flight of the A380.... that was a global event... nevertheless the weinerJet's first flight shows that inspi
29 F9Animal : I don't know about that. I am kind of growing to like the LCF.
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