Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 34061 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 23647 times:
She showed up in front of the paint shop on Wednesday or Thursday. There is some debate as to whether the VC-25 28000 is still in the 747 paint bay and as such if she was painted at PAE or went somewhere else to have the work done.
I did see a 773ER (BOE552) depart for MWH, as well. I think it was AF's latest bird, but it was unpainted except for the rudder, which looked white with stripes (she was over a mile away so it was a bit hard to make out).
PC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2585 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 22566 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14): Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 13):does anyone else notice the cockpit windows. they don't look like the other 74s do they?
They don't look physically different to me. Maybe they look different because the frames were painted white.
I respectfully disagree. Take another look. Unless there is some optical illusion going on, it deffinetly looks different. The one frame appears to not line up with the centerline of the aircraft.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4020 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 22471 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11): The curious thing is that in recent days, BOE632 has been flying a lot to MWH and PDX out of PAE. No flights to NGO, CHS, Italy or the UK to name a few examples. So, has LCF2 gotten a new callsign?
Are you forgetting that Emirates B773 A6-ECB is also testing with the same callsign? The LCF hasn't been to PDX at all, that was the B773 for paint. The LCF is still using the same callsign.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1227 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 22299 times:
Quoting RobK (Reply 23):
Maybe the 787 project have got all the bits they need for now, hence why it's (seemingly) not been carting any bits about.
Unlikely. Components for the second 787 are following right on the heels of LN0001, and some are already on the floor at PAE. There will be constant activity with 787 component delivery from now until the program is concluded.
: She's been sitting at PAE since she dropped off her parts a few weeks ago. She hasn't moved from her spot on the tarmac since, as I drive by her ever
: Now that it's been certified, expect flying to be cut quite a bit until they really need them both in the air constantly. Right now, it's still SLOW
: I agree, it sure does look different.. EK413
: Was the pix taken at PAE? It looks like the pacific northwest.
: Yes. She was towed this morning from in front of the paint shop to the far end of the flight-line. And yes, it does look like the forward windscreen
: If you look really close, you will see the UPS bird is in front of a grey background where the window post is,it makes it appear to be larger than it
: Great looking bird - I saw her in final assembly on the tour back in May. -NWA742
: I think what you are seeing as an "extra window post that does not line up" is in fact the reflection of light on the curved forward windshield. IIRC
: Holey crap people. It is a peice of paper or perhaps cloth hanging down. If anyone had eyes they would see that it extends down the nose a ways thus t
: Which would confirm the theory of this being just an optical illusion.
: I don't know if it is an illusion as such, much less a flaw in the windshield. The forward windshields on the 747 are curved in one dimension only, t
: One of the Dreamlifters came into PDX a couple weeks ago. As for BOE632 it was also temporarily assigned to the Emirates 777-300ER that flew down to P