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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2687 posts, RR: 53
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18456 times:

G'day A'netters  Smile,

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  blush !

Regards, JetMech

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0841.jpg
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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12102 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18428 times:
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Excellent photos. Do you know that the photo from directly under its nose looking up really makes it look damn ugly. Never knew the tail exhaust looks like the B777 rear exhaust

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18390 times:

Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0849-1.jpg

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?



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2687 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18367 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  Confused .

Regards, JetMech

[Edited 2006-11-28 08:08:09]


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18356 times:

Amazingly detailed pics, more detail than I've seen so far and really appreciated. There are so many cool details on this jet.

Thanks.

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.



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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 18191 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!


User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 17916 times:

Thanks very much JetMech for posting, really great pictures showing a lot of details. I agree with some of the posters, the nose is ugly, but we'll definitely get used to it...

cheers (to down under)
 Smile

Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):



Like most of life's problems, this one can be solved with bending -- Bender Unit 22
User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 17846 times:

What on earth are you apologising for about the photos? They are staggeringly good. Just as well you were unable to get up close!!

Super.


User currently offlineSeJoWa From United States of America, joined May 2006, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 17832 times:

Great Pix, thanks for posting! I love looking at the Cyclops sized machinery. As for overall proportions, I'd rather ogle an A340, to stay in the family.

User currently offlineYUAMB From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 17808 times:

if anyone wants to see it before it flies off in the morning, or at least until they move it
it was parked close to the mound next to the control tower when i went past tonight  Smile


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 17751 times:

Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):
Anyway, here are the photos, I apologise in advance for the quality

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.


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 17671 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!


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 17646 times:

Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):
Anyway, here are the photos, I apologise in advance for the quality

Don't apologise JetMech..they are probably some of the best photos (detail-wise) I've seen!! Kudos to you.. thumbsup 

Thanks for taking the time for sharing the photos with us!!  Smile

It is one one big machine!  Wow!



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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 17589 times:

Quoting JetMech (Reply 3):
IIRC, the wheels on the rear axle of the Body Landing Gear are not equipped with brake units.

You remember correctly, it can be clearly seen in the images above. I somehow wonder how they will manage the RTO test (remembering the A340-600 issue). Was it already performed?

SailorOrion


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 17533 times:

Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):
I know that there are at least two A380 in Sydney threads, but they are discussions without photos, so please don't flame me

It is worth to start a new thread with these perfect pictures ! Thanks for sharing them !!



Whatever
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 17508 times:

Fantastic Pics.Thanks for Sharing.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10008 posts, RR: 96
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 17427 times:
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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.

100% RTO will be the last on the list  Smile

Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):

SUPERB photos. Many thanks for posting them.

Regards


User currently offlineFlymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16976 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!


User currently offlineBobski From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16594 times:

The photos are great and will come in handy when I build a model of this beast!

Thanks for posting them.



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User currently offlinePanAm92 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 16432 times:
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Great photos. now lets see Airbus fly it to JFK, I really want to see this plane up close for myself.

User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 16011 times:

Nice work jetmech ,if anyone complains about this photos tell them to get a life,this photos are first class. Well done.


dave


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15848 times:

wow... great pictures... that thing is gigantic...

User currently offlineLostmoon744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15738 times:

 Wow! WOW. She's a beauty. Her APU must be as big as some smaller biz jets, I would imagine.  cool 

And her rudder... mamma mia. It's HUGE.

Thanks for the excellent shots mate.  camera 


User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15485 times:

Wow!!! It's beautiful. It is for much better than I thought it would look like up close. Way to go!!!

User currently offlineSEAdomer787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 15426 times:
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Quoting JetMech (Thread starter):
I apologise in advance for the quality

It's not your fault the plane needs a good washing  Wink 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??


25 BostonGuy : 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
26 Likesplanes : Can anyone give me some suggestions as to why I'm not viewing the photos? There is nothing except blank white page space. Thanks.
27 Post contains images Asturias : 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.
28 Likesplanes : Please disregard my previous post; photos are downloading now.
29 Post contains images RayChuang : You don't need to apologize--they are SUPERB photos! I'm surprised that the small amount of people around the plane, though.
30 Post contains images Solnabo : @ JetMech Just awesome pics, absolutely no apologize needed.......I LOVE THEM ALL! U lucky devil U Micke//
31 HB88 : 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
32 QFA380 : Awesome pics Jetmech. Will you be working on QF's A380's when they arrive?
33 YOWguy : Great photos...thanks for sharing them with us. I am envious that you were able to get so close and take the pictures. Cheers
34 DeC : These photos are awesome my friend!!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty and welcome to my respected users list!
35 EBJ1248650 : I second this; nice of you to shoot and submit those photos. Gosh that airplane is huge!
36 AutoThrust : 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
37 ER757 : GREAT photos Jetmech - really gives us an idea of the sheer size of this beast. Can't wait to see it in person.
38 Cedarjet : 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.
39 Post contains images JetMech : 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
40 Post contains images Mk777 : Awesome detailed pics of the A380 that i have ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing and the photo quality is just fine.
41 FlyDreamliner : 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.
42 474218 : 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
43 JAAlbert : 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
44 Bill142 : Does SYD have a three door bridge with upper deck extension??
45 Phxplanes : 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
46 Post contains images StealthZ : 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
47 Post contains images JetMech : 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.
48 474218 : 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
49 StealthZ : Pretty much, and was 25-30kn from generally 160 deg so was from almost directly behind those parked A/C
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