IAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44 Posted (5 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 48269 times:
I just watched ZA001 leave the paint hangar here in Everett. Let me tell you, she looks mighty fine all complete. She rolled to fuel dock F-3 around 1 PM here and she'll be here for a bit before moving to the flight line to start her engines for the first time.
DingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 47265 times:
Nice photos. What is Boeing likely going to be doing with ZA001 - ZA006? Not delivering them to airlines according to current plans, but seems a little expensive to just simply keep them around as flight test articles post-B787 EIS.
Even with a shorter range (6300+ nm in a 245 pax 2 class config as Airbus has suggested will be the actual range for the first deliveries), shouldn't it still be possible to sell these early six frames at a generous discount to airlines seeking a good deal and who doesn't need the promised range -- so Boeing can recoup some of the manufacturing costs?
PolymerPlane From United States of America, joined May 2006, 991 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 46832 times:
On the second and third picture, almost right behind the engine pylons there are some sort of drooping parts of the trailing edge. are those ailerons? Pretty odd locations, at least for boeings considering that the inboard ailerons on the 777 is pretty close to the fuselage.
Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3115 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 45814 times:
With zero fuel, I was taken by the amount of dihedral in the wings.
Had to get out the straight edge and put it to the monitor. The dihedral appears more pronounced than it really is but it makes you wonder how much flex is in that wing.