BHD From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4529 times:
A new episode (for me anyways) of the wolrds biggest airliner is on now on Discovery Turbo (in the UK). Very interesting episode concerning the delivery and delays of the A380 programme detailling exactly the problems with the electrical harness. Very interesting indeed. Anyone else seen this before. I thought explained the problems very well and gives a good insight to the sheer size of the problems faced on the electrica of the aeroplane.
BHD From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3896 times:
It was rather interesting as explained the wiring problems causing the long delay to the programme were due to different software packages being used in the French and German plants, and so when it came to final assembly all the many miles of wiring was just not matching up. Also, during the "swimming pool" test, a hydraulic wire on the main gear got damage by the water spray impacting it at high force during maximum velocity. Really does give a good insight into such a huge development programme, and well done to Airbus for allowing the film makers to document the development through the good and the bad times and show all to the public.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3637 times:
They are still showing repeats of the earlier "World's biggest Airliner" programmes on Discovery Turbo, which is quite annoying. Didn't know there was a new series out, it will definitely be interesting viewing, anyone know what times they are showing them?