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Crying For The Cheatline Comeback. Cool Hybrid >  
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Saw this cool looking Saudi Arabian Olympic Airways hybrid scheme. Okay the two airlines' blue aren't exact the same. But what a fine match which shouts for the comeback of the classic cheatline. This plane doesn't look vintage at all. It all comes to what and how you do it with cheatlines designwise, just great:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=5194

What do you think of it?

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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

I have written on this before. The term cheatline came about during the DC-4 to DC-6 transition.

The DC-4 had oval windows, the DC-6 had rectangular windows. When airlines who had the DC-4 were competing against others who had the DC-6, the cheatline method was devised to trick the passenger into beleiving they were flying a more modern aircraft...


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...........................................clearly visible oval windows

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Photo © Mel Lawrence


........................stripe painted to make windows look square, like a DC-6

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Photo © James Rowson


......................................clearly visible square windows on a DC-6


My favorite "current" cheatline that has aged well is that of LOT. a simple design that works well on nearly any type of aircraft....


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Ahhh the Olympic - Onur plane... seen it before.

Looks kinda neat, but does not beat the original SAUDIA green cheatlines



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19681 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2870 times:



Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 1):


........................stripe painted to make windows look square, like a DC-6

The windows ARE square. Either that or the optical illusion is even better than you say.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25291 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2785 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 1):


........................stripe painted to make windows look square, like a DC-6

The windows ARE square. Either that or the optical illusion is even better than you say.

All Douglas-built DC-4s have round/circular windows. The Capital windows only look rectangular due to the paint scheme.

The only DC-4 variant with the same rectangular windows as the DC-6/7 was the Canadair license-built DC-4M purchased by Trans-Canada Air Lines, Canadian Pacific and BOAC which was based on the DC-4 airframe with certain DC-6 features including pressurization and the same rectangular windows and cabin layout. They also had Rolls-Royce Merlin engines replacing the DC-4/C-54's P&Ws.


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Those built for the RCAF had circular windows and lacked pressurization and were more-closely related to the C-54 apart from the R-R Merlins.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19681 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2764 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):

All Douglas-built DC-4s have round/circular windows. The Capital windows only look rectangular due to the paint scheme.

But that Capitol plane has square windowframes. Either that or they detailed around each and every window to make it look bigger than it was.


User currently offlineNomadic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2679 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
But that Capitol plane has square windowframes. Either that or they detailed around each and every window to make it look bigger than it was.

That is exactly what they did.... paint a square black frame surrounding each circular window. When seen from a distance set against the red stripe the windows appear to be square.

nomadic


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25291 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2679 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):

All Douglas-built DC-4s have round/circular windows. The Capital windows only look rectangular due to the paint scheme.

But that Capitol plane has square windowframes. Either that or they detailed around each and every window to make it look bigger than it was.

Yes, it was done by painting a rectangular outline around the circular DC-4 windows. It's a little easier to see in the last photo in the following link.The windows themselves were definitely round.
http://www.baesel.net/bwdc4.htm

Also here:
http://www.baesel.net/pcdc4gte.htm


User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2415 times:



Quoting Nomadic (Reply 6):
That is exactly what they did.... paint a square black frame surrounding each circular window. When seen from a distance set against the red stripe the windows appear to be square.

...hence the term "CHEAT"line



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