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User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21856 times:

The size of the A380 vs human beings. Both plane and figures used in this demonstration are true to scale 1:200.



























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User currently offlineNwAflyer07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21798 times:

I can testify to that. The thing is absolutly huge.



(if those dont work the pics are in my profile)


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31259 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21689 times:
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She's actually pretty low to the ground...

I remember the awe I felt when I first walked the 747, 767 and 777 production floors. I knew these planes were big, but it is one thing looking at them from a terminal some 4-5m off the ground and quite another walking under them.

What impressed me most was an un-crated Trent 800. I knew her fan shroud was as big around as a 737, but having six of my friends stand side-by-side before it really brought it home.


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 21470 times:

Check these pics of the A380 from up close and you get a real idea just how massive the thing is from a HUMAN perspective. It's hard to conceive how it gets off the ground, but then you start eye-balling the engines and it becomes real clear that those are not your ordinary jet engines!

http://www.pbase.com/lexyky/a380



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User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 21181 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
I remember the awe I felt when I first walked the 747, 767 and 777 production floors. I knew these planes were big, but it is one thing looking at them from a terminal some 4-5m off the ground and quite another walking under them.

At airshows I always find amazing how big even narrowbodies seem to be if you see them from ground level. On the other hand, when I saw the A380 for the first time at the ILA to my surprise it didn't seem that much bigger to me. Perhaps you just lose the feeling for the dimension since you have no comparision. My first impression was not "wow, THAT's big", it was rather, "okay, now I know how it looks like".

Cheers

A350



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 20860 times:



Quoting A350 (Reply 4):
it was rather, "okay, now I know how it looks like".

I can agree with that. I had seen pictures ad nauseum on here of the A380 and when finally laying my own eyes upon it for the first time, I felt like I knew who it was. The real feeling of overwhelming size became apparent when you get next to it, or climb aboard it. There is a sense of endlessness to the interior, but that may of had to do with the interior being removed in the one I was on. I'm sure it's different on those with an interior.

None the less, standing next to ANY jetliner is an experience all into itself. All jetliners, from 737's to A380's, are really big when you get close to one.



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User currently offlineLorgem1 From Canada, joined May 2006, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 20423 times:



Quoting A350 (Reply 4):
it was rather, "okay, now I know how it looks like".

I totally agree! I saw it in the infield area at SFO in early October. We were coming in on a 777 from ORD. I was kind of surprised also. I guess I expected it to be bigger.


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 19352 times:

Here you go....something real:


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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 19093 times:



Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 7):
Here you go....something real:

The marshal is standing a good bit behind the engine cowling in that pic. That really is just a trick on the eyes. The inside of the cowling measures 11 ft. high roughly.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18072 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
The marshal is standing a good bit behind the engine cowling in that pic. That really is just a trick on the eyes

Indeed. The subject the most in front of us is the engine, not the man. It's still a big engine, though!



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17719 times:

Got a few photos for you here!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0863.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0860.jpg



Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27251 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17657 times:



Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 1):
I can testify to that. The thing is absolutly huge.

Nice pics did you get inside??? What was the interior like???


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16584 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):

Good eyes, I did not notice that.



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User currently offlineNwAflyer07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16360 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Nice pics did you get inside??? What was the interior like???

I wasn't able to get inside, but my father did. He took some pics, and the interior looks pretty cool. There's that large bathroom with a window people were talkin about on the forums, forward and aft airstaris, gigantic galleys, etc... He was nice enough to get me one of the saftey cards from the seat pockets and a few other information packets about the A380.


User currently offlineEnviroian From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15913 times:

What a technological marvel this aircraft is. The interior shots I've seen are impressive as well. Very contemporary and up to date. Does Boeing even have anything close to the technological edge this monster offers?

User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15716 times:



Quoting Enviroian (Reply 14):
Does Boeing even have anything close to the technological edge this monster offers?

The 787 will come close I believe.



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User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15639 times:

Here's one from LAX with a guard around the #4 engine

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/IMG_5813zz.jpg


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15638 times:



Quoting Enviroian (Reply 14):
Does Boeing even have anything close to the technological edge this monster offers?

Which technology would that be? The A380 is impressive, don't get me wrong, but most of the technology on it is incremental improvement over the prior generation. The only things that pops to mind for being totally new in this type of aircraft are the spoiler actuators, use of GLARE, and (I believe), LED cabin lighting. Don't forget, the A380 design started in the mid/late 90's. The 787 and A350 will both have 10-15 year technology jumps over the A380.

Tom.


User currently onlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2243 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 15238 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 17):
The only things that pops to mind for being totally new in this type of aircraft are the spoiler actuators, use of GLARE, and (I believe), LED cabin lighting.

I think you left out a few... 5000 psi hydraulics, electro-hydraulic power-by-wire actuators (and just two hydraulic circuits instead of the usual three), ethernet-based modular avionics, direct sideslip sensing, variable frequency generators, etc.


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14371 times:

When I see pictures like this I want to see how people compare to the Ukrainian guy; the 225...

User currently offlinePlunaaircanada From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14008 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
The marshal is standing a good bit behind the engine cowling in that pic. That really is just a trick on the eyes. The inside of the cowling measures 11 ft. high roughly.

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Yea I noticed he was behind that would be too big!!



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User currently offlinePeh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13684 times:

OK, OK, we get it! She's a big plane.

I'm one of the A380's biggest fans but even I'm getting tired of the size comparisons.

It's the biggest passenger jet in the world. We'll give you that. Now move on.



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User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12027 times:

What's the MTOW? I bet its close to a million pounds.


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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5724 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11942 times:
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Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 18):
and just two hydraulic circuits instead of the usual three

Is that a good thing?



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineMilan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 869 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11490 times:



Quoting A350 (Reply 4):
when I saw the A380 for the first time at the ILA to my surprise it didn't seem that much bigger to me

I saw the A380 at ILA too last summer, and I kind of agree. But then when I saw it get off the ground and into the air, I realized it's massive.
/Milan320



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25 B747forever : Wow, the engine is sooooo big. Great photos. Thank you for sharing.
26 Post contains links and images CX777 :
27 Pilotboi : Try OVER a million...1,235,000 lbs.
28 Cymro : The best view IMO to see the size is to stand behind and look fwd taking in the wings and tail (there is probably a pic somewhere on anet) truly massi
29 Aircellist : Lots of space to shelter from the rain!
30 JetMech : I'm not sure if there actually is a "usual" number of hydraulic systems for an aircraft. The A380 actually does have three systems. IIRC, is has two
31 Tdscanuck : I would consider 5000 psi hydraulics to be an incremental change...there is no new hydraulic design involved, just higher pressure. Electrohydraulic
32 Lexy : I have a friend who got the eintire wing span in a shot like that at CVG. I got one similar to that, but it focused more on the tail and engines port
33 Viscount724 : But it's not the longest. A340-600 and 777-300 are both slightly longer. That's often overlooked.
34 Post contains images Flysherwood : One of my favorite moments when traveling to NRT is when the Pilot announces that we will be de-planing at a "Bus" gate. It is awesome to walk on the
35 Post contains images YULWinterSkies : Damn, that's a lot of people than can be stuffed inside if so many can fit on the wings and in the engines... Sweet. Shows nicely how everything is bi
36 Post contains images Flysherwood : Thank you and well said. For all the wonder, it is an A340 with an extra deck!
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