JetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 18641 times:
G'day A'netters ,
I know that there are at least two A380 in Sydney threads, but they are discussions without photos, so please don't flame me. The A380 arrived at about 8:52AM Sydney time and landed on runway 34L. The aircraft was parked on bay 57 of pier "C" at the international terminal.
It was amazing how so many people suddenly materialised out of thin air for the arrival. I had no idea so many people worked at Sydney airport! The funny thing with the A380 is that when you view any element individually, you sense the amazing size of the machine, but as a whole there is not really the same sense of size.
Anyway, here are the photos, I apologise in advance for the quality !
JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
JetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 18552 times:
Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 2): Interesting to note how the rear-most axle has what appears to be a completely different hub and/or rim than the rest...Any idea(s) as to why?
IIRC, the wheels on the rear axle of the Body Landing Gear are not equipped with brake units. I am quite sure that the difference is due to brake cooling fans that are installed on the wheels with brakes. I suspect that all the wheels may be the same design, with the brake cooling fan installed as a separate item .
[Edited 2006-11-28 08:08:09]
JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21582 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 18541 times:
Amazingly detailed pics, more detail than I've seen so far and really appreciated. There are so many cool details on this jet.
Quoting JetMech (Reply 3): IIRC, the wheels on the rear axle of the Body Landing Gear are not equipped with brake units. I am quite sure that the difference is due to brake cooling fans that are installed on the wheels with brakes.
Looks similar to the variance in wheels on 18 wheel trucks in the USA, for the same reason.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 18376 times:
Quoting JetMech (Thread starter): The funny thing with the A380 is that when you view any element individually, you sense the amazing size of the machine, but as a whole there is not really the same sense of size
I know what you mean - my only glimpse of an A380 was one high in the sky over Carcosonne in the summer and it just looked like a normal plane but then you see one parked next to a 737 or A318 and it's a beast!
Baroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 17856 times:
Quoting Breiz (Reply 10): Hei, you, down-under. What you should apologize for is the blue sky you dare show to us poor Europeans.
Very good pictures. Many thanks for them.
B*gger the blue sky, we need a good bank of clouds, but with our recent luck, even a bank of cloud would probably not deliver rain. If they could fly the Whale round Warragamba dam and produce rain, the NSW Government would buy 10 immediately - without IFE!
Astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10239 posts, RR: 97
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 17612 times:
Quoting SailorOrion (Reply 13): I somehow wonder how they will manage the RTO test (remembering the A340-600 issue). Was it already performed?
Airbus had to perform an RTO test prior to the ELF flights last month.
IIRC (someone correct me) thetest was done up to 95% of the max requirement, so the 100% still has to be done.
Airbus said this was a precaution against damaging the plane prior to the ELF + route-proving trials.
Flymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 17161 times:
Quoting JetMech (Thread starter): The funny thing with the A380 is that when you view any element individually, you sense the amazing size of the machine, but as a whole there is not really the same sense of size.
Yeah. I agree. I was at JNB when she arrived on Sunday morning. Amazing sight. I think the reason she does not seem so big is because of the height of the double deck which seems to fore-shorten her, so she looks rather short and fat. But she sure is one big lady!
It's not your fault the plane needs a good washing Seriously, you'd think they'd take better care of that exterior considering this is basically the company's flagship airplane right now. Perhaps this is their attempt at an AF paint job??
: The pictures are great! The plane is FILTHY! I'm surprised the French don't seem to show any pride in displaying this aircraft. Of course, as already
: Can anyone give me some suggestions as to why I'm not viewing the photos? There is nothing except blank white page space. Thanks.
: hehe It is as if it is already adapting to the Air France livery. Cute. Thanks very much for those beautiful pictures JetMech! Very much appreciated.
: Please disregard my previous post; photos are downloading now.
: You don't need to apologize--they are SUPERB photos! I'm surprised that the small amount of people around the plane, though.
: @ JetMech Just awesome pics, absolutely no apologize needed.......I LOVE THEM ALL! U lucky devil U Micke//
: Great pics! I agree on the scale issue. Having wandered around a couple of 380s at the assembly hall site, from a distance you find yourself asking w
: Awesome pics Jetmech. Will you be working on QF's A380's when they arrive?
: Great photos...thanks for sharing them with us. I am envious that you were able to get so close and take the pictures. Cheers
: These photos are awesome my friend!!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty and welcome to my respected users list!
: I second this; nice of you to shoot and submit those photos. Gosh that airplane is huge!
: Outstanding pictures never saw such details so close. The people look like dwarfs compared to the plane.The Tail is just unbelievable big, from mosts
: GREAT photos Jetmech - really gives us an idea of the sheer size of this beast. Can't wait to see it in person.
: Stunning looking plane. I love the shape of it, it's just like a 737-200 but with the eyebrow windows of the seven-three as the main cockpit windows.
: G'day A'netter's , Thanks for looking at and commenting on the photos! I just got home from work and the A380 was parked (on bay 84 / 85 ?) next to
: Awesome detailed pics of the A380 that i have ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing and the photo quality is just fine.
: Please also note that the side of the fuselage is dirty... c'mon airbus, you know everyone is taking pictures everywhere you go, keep the bird clean.
: Great pictures JetMech, they look a lot like, almost identical too, exactly like, hell they are the same pictures you posted in Tech Ops. Their still
: Looking at this plane and the individual jet bridges for each level of the aircraft makes me yearn for my first trip in an A-380. the dilemma this pla
: Does SYD have a three door bridge with upper deck extension??
: Is it just me or is the 380 not that high off the ground for a plane that size. I was looking at the people under the plane and they almost were touch
: Jetmech, Great photos, whilst not a huge fan of the overall shape(love the wings tho) I do appreciate the details your pics show. For those still comi
: Yes, they are the same photos . I thought that Civ-Av was the most appropriate place for these photos, but I also visit Tech / Ops quite frequently.
: What was the wind like? I see the A380's upper rudder deflected to the right and the lower rudder deflected left and the A340's rudder appears to be
: Pretty much, and was 25-30kn from generally 160 deg so was from almost directly behind those parked A/C