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New Pics Of 787 #1 And 787 #2  
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5668 posts, RR: 47
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 27119 times:

Fleetbuzzeditorial.com has some great pics of Dreamliner 1 and Dreamliner 2 that were taken last week. Check it out here:

http://www.fleetbuzzeditorial.com/2009/02/02/ana787/


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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 26944 times:

thanks for the link!

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21415 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 26661 times:

Hard to see on LN1, but looks the same as 2, in that the wing-body fairing is still missing. This was a part that had to be reworked, so hopefully it is still off so it's easier to get to other connections and not because it's still not finished...


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User currently offlinePDXCessna206 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 23819 times:

I'm already tired of the cockpit windows. But it looks great nonetheless.

User currently offlineSAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 23006 times:

Maybe it's just me but I really think the nose section of the 787 resembles the Caravelle..

Wings look absolutely stunning though.. I really like the hybrid winglet/raked tip..


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 22778 times:

When on earth is this aircraft going to fly? Seems to be taking forever!!!


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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 22424 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
that the wing-body fairing is still missing. This was a part that had to be reworked

I must have missed that...what was wrong with the wing body fairing?

Tom.


User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 941 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 21381 times:



Quoting SAS330GOT (Reply 4):

Wow I was wondering if I was the only one that thought that the nose looked like the old Caravelle , glad to see I'm not alone.



I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today
User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 20360 times:



Quoting SAS330GOT (Reply 4):
Wings look absolutely stunning though.. I really like the hybrid winglet/raked tip..

I am looking forward to seeing in-the-air shots of the arc of those wings. They are the best feature of the bird.

Mike


User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 19726 times:
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It does look like a Caravelle. Memo to Boeing, let it fly!


Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineArabAirX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17909 times:



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
When on earth is this aircraft going to fly? Seems to be taking forever!!!

According to Boeing, by the end of the second quarter, altough how much faith one has in that depends on how much you had in the previous delay targets!  duck 


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17769 times:



Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 7):

Wow I was wondering if I was the only one that thought that the nose looked like the old Caravelle , glad to see I'm not alone.

No, I'm with you, you are not alone. It really looks like a modern Caravelle. She looks Beautiful from upfront. I love this distinctive nose. Great design Boeing.

I do not like the sideview that much though. Looks a bit like the 767 which I don't like much.


Regds
jush



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User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17424 times:

Great article. Nice to see recent pics, and see that things are under way. It's nice to see that very little will now prevent further delay of the 787.

User currently offlineDistanthorizon From Portugal, joined Oct 2005, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16731 times:



Quoting Boeingluvr (Reply 12):
It's nice to see that very little will now prevent further delay of the 787.

I beg your pardon?!
 Confused


User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 15981 times:

How is ANA possibly going to get the first delivery in February 2010, I am wondering?
11 months should include ground tests, first flight, full FAA certification circle and preparation the first a/c for delivery.
We all want the 787 to take off - and to find itself in ANA's hands a.s.a.p.
But 11 months sounds completely unrealistic.


User currently offlineNRT744 From Japan, joined Feb 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 15773 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Hard to see on LN1, but looks the same as 2, in that the wing-body fairing is still missing. This was a part that had to be reworked, so hopefully it is still off so it's easier to get to other connections and not because it's still not finished...

Good Eyes!! Do we have any updates on the 8's wing-box and fairings?
Or, should I assume that the problem is fixed, so they're back in line?
For some reason, I'm getting used to hearing delays.
Haven't we been hearing delays since the 380 production?

Quoting SAS330GOT (Reply 4):
Maybe it's just me but I really think the nose section of the 787 resembles the Caravelle.

Wow!! You're absolutely right!! No wonder the plane looked awfully familiar to something when I first saw it. Thanks for the answer!!


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14822 times:



Quoting Jush (Reply 11):
It really looks like a modern Caravelle. She looks Beautiful from upfront. I love this distinctive nose. Great design Boeing.

Very true. Beautiful nose. It is also very reminiscent of the Comet/Caravelle in that aspect.

Finally a nice looking Boeing snout since the 707/727/737's and 747's.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14726 times:



Quoting Jush (Reply 11):
It really looks like a modern Caravelle. She looks Beautiful from upfront. I love this distinctive nose. Great design Boeing.

and lets not forget where the Caravelle got its cute nose from:

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ian Haskell


has taken 60 years to come back to where it all started



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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 14584 times:

I'm a bit surprised to see that someone else knew the Caravelle got its nose from the Comet. In my opinion, the new nose on the A350XWB looks very much like that on the 787, so we appear to see a trend developing here.


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User currently offlineParapente From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1509 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 14223 times:

Sadly this was exactly the point being made by Bert Rutan recently (hence his interest in Spaceflight) when he said that there had hardly been any real developments in commercial aviation in the last 50 years. There are of course the exceptions such as Concorde but otherwise its a bit like petrol heads going on (and on)about a slightly new bumper shape. Why -because thats all there is. Bring on the BWB!

User currently offlineArabAirX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12069 times:

Aha, what a sight a BWB would be at the terminal gate!  Wink

User currently offlineAdam42185 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10257 times:



Quoting Shankly (Reply 17):
has taken 60 years to come back to where it all started

Seems like they got the nose right on the first jet airline and since then people have been tinkering with it to make it better to find out that they were right in the first place! I'm sure there are aerodynamic reasons for design changes over time, but often you can learn a lot from what has been done in the past.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21415 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9122 times:



Quoting Adam42185 (Reply 21):
Seems like they got the nose right on the first jet airline and since then people have been tinkering with it to make it better to find out that they were right in the first place!

There have been quite a few planes with this type of nose, at least in one fashion or another:

DC8/9/MD80/90/717
707/727/757
CRJ
ERJ
etc.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8111 times:



Quoting Pylon101 (Reply 14):
How is ANA possibly going to get the first delivery in February 2010, I am wondering?

In theory...first flight some time in Q2 2009, flight test finished by the end of 2009. Certification should follow very closely on the end of flight test, and the production system will have been busy cranking out more 787's during the flight test program (the first delivery won't be LN1, I suspect).

Quoting Pylon101 (Reply 14):
11 months should include ground tests, first flight, full FAA certification circle and preparation the first a/c for delivery.

The certification process runs in parallel with flight testing...there shouldn't be much gap on the end. I'm pretty sure the first a/c to deliver won't be LN1, it will be something much deeper in the production line. The first delivery should be sitting there, ready to go, as soon as the certification is done.

The original flight test program was supposed to be 6-9 months...I hadn't heard 11. Although, given everything else, who knows what it'll really be.

Quoting Parapente (Reply 19):
Sadly this was exactly the point being made by Bert Rutan recently (hence his interest in Spaceflight) when he said that there had hardly been any real developments in commercial aviation in the last 50 years.

Then he's an idiot. There's way more to commercial aviation than configuration.

Tom.


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7898 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 23):
Then he's an idiot. There's way more to commercial aviation than configuration

Tom, I think I know who I'd rather have on my pub quiz team



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25 ArabAirX : I'd have to say I agree with you. At least for the 787 (and upcoming A350XWB family), the move away from aluminum to composite for the main airplane
26 MCIGuy : Nice pics, thanks. I'll be happy just to see 001 come out of repaint. Baby steps...
27 Tdscanuck : Slightly in Burt Rutan's defence, it's a first for commercial aviation. Rutan's been doing all-composite airplanes for a long time (well before the B
28 DocLightning : I think it looks like the Comet!
29 ArabAirX : Certainly has elements of the comet and caravelle...maybe I just have bad eyesight.
30 GothamSpotter : Rutan is right. Of course there have been great strides in improving engine efficiency, passenger comfort and cockpit ergonomics. But fundamentally,
31 ArabAirX : We could (possibly) add the Tu-144 as well, although its sucess was rather more shortlived!
32 Babybus : The whole 787 looks very familiar, it's Comet nose, it's 777 backside and wings and it's 767 body. It's going to feel like a real home from home when
33 Tdscanuck : Fly by wire? Turbofans? Composites? VNAV/LNAV? INS? Digital avionics? Supersonic flight? Safety record? If we're going with the "everything is derive
34 B747forever : Wow, great pics. Cant wait anymore until this bird begins to fly. Come on Boeing!!!
35 757GB : I guess it all depends on each person's own definition or what "real development" means. We are all going to support or refute the statement accordin
36 ArabAirX : I bet all the (remaining) 787 customers share that view!
37 Nomadd22 : I don't think I'd criticize Burt over semantics. He obviously has a different definition of the term "Real development". His designs are entirely new
38 Rheinbote : Anyone who thinks that the 787 nose looks like the Caravelle/Comet should get his eyesight checked. If you're generous, the loft lines may bear a loos
39 MD-90 : In Huntsville, Alabama in 2001 Burt Rutan told me that he was bored with aeronautics and was more interested in spaceflight. At that time he was in Hu
40 Rampart : In some past thread, a good number of A.netters agreed with you, as do I and you see a small sampling of that here. Aribter of perception, are we? It
41 Rheinbote : Exactly, that's why I think a nose with 8 flat square windows doesn't quite look like one with 4 large curved/rounded ones. Anyway, the 7E7 nose was
42 Rampart : Ah, I get you. I never think to look at the windows. 7E7 was pretty radical, and not just the nose. -Rampart
43 ArabAirX : Ah yes, just like the famous Bullet Train! Would have been quite an achievement had that aspect and the tail remained as per the 7E7 concept. On the
44 Metroliner : ...whose nose design was based on the DC-8...
45 ArabAirX : Seems designers are relying on epic designs of yesteryear to give us a glimpse of the future! Full circle!
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