It may look yucky. A lot of people dont like the new livery, espically on the NW aircraft. I'm around the Saabs at least once a week, and I can say I'm getting tired of looking at red that is faded into pink, or where it is flaked off, or where they touched it up and you have 2 constrasting shades of red. At least the DL Saabs will be shiny for a while.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7865 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 16310 times:
Quoting Bkircher (Reply 10): Its interesting to see how DL adds the blue on the engines for the planes that have their engines on the wings as opposed to the rear engine planes.
Perhaps they should have matched it where the engines and white meet making the engines two colors. They may have also done it to prevent from the dirt and engine exhuast showing as much.
Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 13): It may look yucky. A lot of people dont like the new livery, espically on the NW aircraft. I'm around the Saabs at least once a week, and I can say I'm getting tired of looking at red that is faded into pink, or where it is flaked off, or where they touched it up and you have 2 constrasting shades of red. At least the DL Saabs will be shiny for a while.
While I agree, it would sure be nice to have seen more in the new NW livery, it looked great IMO.
Mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 11750 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15768 times:
Well, it's seemed to me, since all this re-painting got started, that there is a specific, one design fits all, formula that is being used. On the DC-9's on up, it seems like the logo on the tail is all the same size, no matter what size the tail is. The red widget and DELTA logo up front seems the same to me. It's the same size on the 9's as it is on the 744's or at least looks to be. Just seems like they could adjust the livery to the type of the aircraft.
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N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8682 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14633 times:
In all fairness, it is a camera phone picture. You get a good idea of what it looks like, but it really doesn't do the color scheme justice. I bet if someone caught it with their D80 on a nice evening, it'd look pretty slick.
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: I was actually pleasantly surprised with the A330 and find it kinda smooth looking. I wonder if the tables were turned, how a 777 would have looked i
: Are those Saab equiped for over the water flying? Is XJ certificate amendable for such operation?
: It's the Delta paint sceme, looks as bland on the 340 as it looks on everything else, no big surprise.
: Does anyone know if the D E L T A titles are decals?
: A NOT very impressive paint livery. Very POOR.
: Wow, I'm surprised at how bad that looks. DL's new livery certainly doesn't agree with the 340.
: If you guys haven't noticed, a much better picture was put up over here: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...al_aviation/read.main/4376323/#119
: That picture does do it a good bit of justice, although it still isn't great looking. I don't mind the new livery on most of the other aircraft.
: I like it. I really don't understand everyone's hatred of Delta's paint scheme. It's white, blue and red, the same as about 100 other paint schemes an
: I like it. It will be the first commercial airplane to land at BJI thats not wearing a Northwest paint job or a Mesaba paint job.
: I wish DL would go back to the true "Delta" shape in its logo. All I can say is that I loved flying on those Saabs when they served my home port. They
: Still doing MEM flying I wanna see it here! Anyways, ship 456 currently in GLH. Seems they're going in reverse numerical order. Ships 901 and 902 are
: I still like the new DL colours but they really should extend the blue tail right down to whole tail and paint the engines blue as well. All said and
: Aren't the engines painted blue on the Saab??
: You're not alone! Very nice colors IMO. Very clean and smart looking. A bit like LH. Much better then the Wavy Gravy and Ron Allen... At least now DL
: One Comair CRJ, N595SW, is still in the Ron Allen scheme. Still roughly 317 mainline aircraft in the Flowing Fabric scheme, so it won’t disappear t
: I still like the "wavy gravy." That is my favorite out of all of them...the one livery, i believe just before the wavy gravy, was the worst.
: When the Ron Allen scheme came out, it seemed sort of fresh, because it was so different and we hadn't had a new livery for 30+ years. After awhile,
: So that means 407 will be one of the last ones to get painted. Albeit with the Comair logo on the nose instead of the tail because it used to be a Sk
: As it should. After all it has the newest paint out there
: That's OK. It seems DL's livery is a bit like Michigan weather: if you don't like it, wait five minutes and it'll change.
: I saw one of the DL Saabs at MEM the other day. Nice looking, IMO, but I'll miss the red/faded red Saabs in the NW paint scheme.
: I thought that was Wisconsin weather. Mark in MKE
: I think this livery works pretty well on the Saab. Now they just need to fix the crooked widget on the tail! 2H4
: No we have the weather where we can go from heat, to A/C, to heat in the same day. See last Friday. April 23: High 57, Low 34 April 24: High 84, Low
: Well, 456 is out and about. In on 4/26, out on 5/11. Seems to be around two weeks turnaround on them. 443 went in last night, so there goes the numeri
: The DL paint looks really nice on all the widebody types. The 330 looks really nice in it. Now they have to get the conglomeration of the cabins and t
: Yes, the camera photo is a pit "icky" but please check out the link posted by Pilotboi. It's a much more clear photo...
: And it still looks gross. LOL I would say a couple ways to fix it would be to bring the blue belly up a bit more onto the fuselage. Bring the tail co
: One of the XJ Saabs in DL colors has made its way up to DTW this week. I believe it is 457. It was parked at C1 this evening, heading up to DTW-ESC-I
: Maybe the blue on those particular engines is a too much. Like just do the engines in white like on the MD's. BTW does anyone know when the CR7 will g
: I think the wing-mounted engines are painted blue to tie into the blue belly of the fuselage. It'll be interesting to see what all these planes look l
: Maybe you all hate it because of the picture quality...?! hmm... -Jet13
: It is a freaky looking plane as it is.. Let alone in this scheme. HAHA
: OK, here's a different opinion. I like it. Why. Because finally there is a small enough plane that the BORING white whale c/s actually looks filling.
: 456 came through MKG today. Looks pretty sharp.
: 443 came through MSP today. About damn time we get one up here Photo is in the queue
: 457 was in TOL twice today, and I wasn't there. I'll see if anyone got pics tomorrow.
: Yeah, seems they finally spread out. MSP has 443 DTW has 457 MEM has 456 454 is still in the paint shop at GLH. Expected out June 7.