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787 Part Deliveries And Virtual Assembly Animation  
User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6969 times:

Hello All,

As promised, I've completed phase one in a series of posts on the 787 Dreamliner. I had over 24,000 unique visitors to my site in just the month of May, and I want to thank you all for visiting.

I've now launched phase two which will focus on the final assembly of the Dreamliner in Everett now that all major structures have been delivered. I've created several graphics and videos which show where and how the first Dreamliner will be assembled, including the one below which is posted on youtube.

Building The Dreamliner
http://flightblogger.blogspot.com

I've laid out a great deal of information here which will only grow as we get closer to the roll out on July 8. If you have additional information regarding the progress of the final assembly, please feel free to share it with me. All sources will be kept confidential.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlsW0RBVnVE

Thank you all again for visiting!

Onward,

IAD787

http://flightblogger.blogspot.com


Former FlightBlogger turned Wall Street Journal Aerospace Beat Reporter
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User currently offlineReality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6954 times:

The video is fabulous. You do have a flare for the dramatic.

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User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6904 times:

Quoting Reality (Reply 1):
You do have a flare for the dramatic.

Yeah, you may be right. Consider it a manifestation of my love for all things that fly. Haha. Thanks for taking a look.



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User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6886 times:

That was unbelieveable!!! You're amazingly talented with computer software!! Loved every minute of me- and it left me craving more. I can't wait for July 08-2007!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!

AA1818



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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6841 times:

Good lord I hope you got the rights to use all that $$$.

User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

Does anyone have the details about tomorrow's assembly bay grand opening?


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User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6541 times:

Having done several of those kinds of videos I know how much work went into that, Very nice job!

User currently onlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8228 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6494 times:

Great video!

Thank you very much for working on it and providing it to us.


User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6494 times:

Quoting Graphic (Reply 4):
Good lord I hope you got the rights to use all that $$$.

It's pretty much in the public domain, and on top of that, I am sure that Boeing won't be suing him any time soon for this video. Much more likely to be sending a all company email out saying "ain't this cool".

I think you have successfully just passed Kseeje in presentation of Airline manufacturer material by a non airline manufacturer employee (assuming you don't work for Boeing and Kseeje doesn't work for Airbus).

Love the music. Thanks for putting it together.


User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

Nope, definitely not a Boeing employee. However, if you know anyone in the marketing or communications department. I'm always up for a career change! Haha. It took me about a day to put together using just Windows Movie Maker. It would've gone faster, however, it crashed like 15 times.

Where can I take a look as Kseeje's stuff? I'd love to see what he's put together.



Former FlightBlogger turned Wall Street Journal Aerospace Beat Reporter
User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6383 times:

I thought this is how the 787 was assembled. This clip was released a few weeks ago.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5rebIfwhpeY


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6348 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 10):
I thought this is how the 787 was assembled. This clip was released a few weeks ago.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5rebIfwhpeY

In a very general sense, yes. But it isn't very detailed mechanically speaking. It was made by a Purdue grad who used to work for Boeing showing the general flow of the assembly line. It gives those not in the know a general idea of how the pieces come together. But it isn't 100% accurate, and is not the official CATIA simulation that Boeing uses for the Dreamliner assembly line.

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User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6268 times:

Quoting IAD787 (Reply 9):

Where can I take a look as Kseeje's stuff? I'd love to see what he's put together.

Kseeje posts some interesting Airbus Branded stuff in threads every now and then. Nothing quite as spiffy as this.


User currently offlineUAL-Fan From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6220 times:

IAD - Congrats, that was simply amazing! You did an incredible job telling this story. I loved it.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Nice vid. I love the animation you did for the final assembly work.  thumbsup  The music reminds me of Marlboro cigarettes though.  Silly

User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14):
I love the animation you did for the final assembly work.

Thanks, but I can't take credit for the animation! The good people at Boeing and Dassault Systems did an extraordinary job putting it all together. I just did the editing and titles, however there is a part in the animation that was not in the original one presented by Boeing. I'll leave you wondering how I got that in there. And can you tell which part it is?

Thanks for looking!

As for the music, it is from the old western movie The Magnificent Seven. Feel free to spread it around!



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30922 posts, RR: 87
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5951 times:
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Well done sir. Not just this, but all your work relating to the 787 and her creation.  thumbsup 

[Edited 2007-05-21 14:58:15]

User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

If you think this stuff is cool, just wait until flight testing starts. I've got some interesting ideas brewing already.


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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5776 times:

Quoting IAD787 (Reply 15):
Thanks, but I can't take credit for the animation! The good people at Boeing and Dassault Systems did an extraordinary job putting it all together.

The animation from the FAL in your video showed that the engines were mounted, something the same animation on King5.com didn't show. Where did you get that animation from?


User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5744 times:

Quoting Brendows (Reply 18):
Where did you get that animation from?

I got my footage through video screen captures. The engine mounting came from a piece that PBS did on the virtual assembly. I'm not sure where they got it. It was a good addition to the sequence though.

Also, I'm VERY open to suggestions/comments for what people would like to see on the site in the future. My mind is buzzing with ideas, but I'd love others too.



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User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Excellent job IAD787. Your site is great and the video was very well done. Keep up the great work and continue to keep us all posted on the progress of the 787. Thanks again  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Hey all,

I just posted the full resolution version on my website. It's 42mb and better quality than you tube.

Enjoy.

http://flightblogger.blogspot.com

IAD787



Former FlightBlogger turned Wall Street Journal Aerospace Beat Reporter
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Good job, but, the rollout, man, where is the rollout?


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Quoting Blackbird1331 (Reply 22):
Good job, but, the rollout, man, where is the rollout?

The rollout is due to be in PAE, just as the first flight will be from PAE. Once flight testing starts, the planes performing the flight tests will be based at the Boeing flighttest centre in BFI.


User currently onlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5436 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Quoting IAD787 (Thread starter):

You, sir, have way too much time on your hands and thank goodness for that. Nicely done.



What the...?
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25205 posts, RR: 22
Reply 25, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Also spotted the following interesting item with numerous 787-related links including videos, podcasts etc.

http://www.designnews.com/info/CA6440245.html


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