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Time Lapse Video Of Virgin America A320 In Paint  
User currently offlineClickhappy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8307 times:
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Cool video

http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/painting_an_airbus_a320.php

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User currently offlineDreamsUnited From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8269 times:

Whoa! Cool video, a real hats off to those guys.

-Josh


User currently offlineDTWAGENT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8173 times:

Cool. So that is how it is done. Question? Why so much White paint?

chuck


User currently offlineEMBQA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 2):
Why so much White paint?

White is a hard color to paint as imperfections will show through. Most times you need 3 coats to hide the primer coat


User currently offlineN723GW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

How much weight does that add?

User currently offlineJetMech From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7753 times:

Nice video! I was really amazed by the amount of paint coats and masking materials required for such a relatively simple CS. I shudder to think of the amount of materials that would be required for something like a Wunalu Dreaming paint-scheme on an A380! The amount of paint vapour given off into the hangar was absolutely scary.

User currently offlineBlrBird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7737 times:

Really awesome! I wonder how much weight does this add to aircraft.

User currently offlineKaitak744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7699 times:

Any know what the total time it takes to paint something like an A320?

User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7699 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
White is a hard color to paint as imperfections will show through. Most times you need 3 coats to hide the primer coat

There goes the notion boring paintschemes "save money"


User currently offlineJetSetter001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7640 times:

Really gives you an impression on how much work is put into the painting of an a/c.

Quoting JetMech (Reply 5):
I shudder to think of the amount of materials that would be required for something like a Wunala Dreaming paint-scheme on an A380!

...and even the 744 must have been a hell lot of an effort


User currently offlineIlikeyyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7616 times:

Thanks for the video, that was cool to watch!

Will the rudder require any balancing after painting?


User currently offlineChrisNH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

That's great to watch. I'm reminded of a story I read in yesterday's (Oct 14) Boston Herald about the Virgin Megastore closing in Boston thanks to changes in how people buy music ("Dad?...What's a CD?"). Just like video killed the radio star, so too might MP3s kill the music store.

Anyway, the point of that is the Virgin brand name, I think, is a little less powerful than it once was--say 5 or 6 years ago. Still a powerhouse brand, to be sure, but as their flagship stores close--or at least become less 'trendy' as people buy their music from iTunes et al--the 'Virgin' name will lose a small bit of commonality.

I really look forward to seeing Virgin America take to the air. I am upset that in our capitalistic, free-market society VA's competitors are throwing roadblocks in the way of their start-up. I know CO is one of them, and I have to be careful: My cousin is David Messing, who lives in Houston and is the PR guy who gets quoted quite a bit when it comes to news articles about his airline. Indeed, CO is one of the strongest carriers out there. They've found a recipe for success that even bigger carriers haven't. In my view CO will be just fine even with Virgin America in the neighborhood. Success to a large degree comes from critical mass..something CO would have over VA from the beginning.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7325 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 7):

well i think it was about 30 secs but it looks to me like that the video was speeded up a tad.  Wink


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7307 times:

Amazing.
I love how it comes out looking so shiny and beautiful, a real effort there.
I didn't know people could run and paint that fast!
Under 2 minutes!
WOW
Alex


User currently offlineSevenforeseven From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7183 times:

Nice video, thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineGatwickA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7024 times:

That was amazing! I was told that all the paint adds at least a ton to the weight of the aircraft, although the size of aircraft would obviously make that weight vary.

Maybe AA has slightly lower fuel costs than other carriers!  Wink I actually love the bare metal on AA aircraft - looks fantastic.


User currently offlineVV701 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6785 times:

I counted seven, yes, seven all-over coats, one of primer and six of white paint, before they even got the red pot out for the first time! Can this be right? No wonder an aircraft is typically in the paint shop for around a week.

Fascinating and educational. Thanks.


User currently offlineSpencer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5489 times:

Quoting N723GW (Reply 4):
How much weight does that add?

I'd say that on that particular aircraft you're looking at somewhere in the region of 80-100kg. I'm not sure, however, that it was 6 coats although the scissor lift did move across 6 times! 6 times seems an awful lot. Out of interest the more colours involved, the greater the resultant weight will be. Decorative schemes are often applied for marketing reasons and the costs can be regained through a higher return of custom. Where polishing is involved there's also a greater need for maintenance. An operator will have to toss up between whether a polished versus painted scheme will work best for them. There's also environmental concerns involved when painting due to what's known as VOC emissions and an airline entertaining the idea of paint should have the proper facilities to control such hazardous emissions.
Spencer.
(ex painter).


User currently offlineAnMCOSon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

Thanks for showing us the video, pretty cool, and the only time you'll probably ever see that plane that clean.  Wink

Would love to see the time lapse video on Alaska's Salmon jet,

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I wonder, did they use House of Kolor paint?  scratchchin   cool 

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 13):
I didn't know people could run and paint that fast!

Red Bull, lots and lots of Red Bull.  Wink


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