The grounds will be interesting to watch - especially if there is continual increase in speed. As I recall, the 777 lifted off a bit during testing on the day before FF. I'd bet my left one that some test pilot will be tempted . . .
PlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5068 posts, RR: 29 Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32426 times:
As underwhelmed as I've been in the overall appearance of the 787 (I like it, but haven't really been overly inspired), and as disgusted as I am with the debacle of a program it has turned out to be, I must say that I found the overhead video absolutely stunning! What a great looking aircraft when it is actually in motion.
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2519 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32064 times:
After reading all about the deperessing potential 18 month delays and major re-design yesterday, this is a nice pick me up...until Boeing tells us otherwise, I believe the fix will be a relative simple one that will have this bird flying before we know it!
PlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5068 posts, RR: 29 Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 31901 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 12): I think the 787-9 will be better-proportioned. She looks a little stubby forward of the wing.
I agree. In Auburn at the Supermall cinemas there is an airplane/airport theme. On the wall is a likeness of a 777, but it always looked a little off. Oddly enough, I think it is proportioned almost identically to the 787.
Quoting Mcr (Reply 16): Great to see the 787 moving under it's own power. Hope there's better news coverage for first flight!
Not only is it guaranteed to be better covered, but with all the issues to date, I can't help but think there will be an extra emphasis "just in case it comes apart". And no, I'm not being sarcastic.
CRAP!!!!!! Soooooooooooooo close!!!!! I predicted that today would be the 787's first flight. So, so, so close!!! Dammit! I hope the taxi tests went well othewise!
Quoting IAD787 (Reply 4): First Pictures!! They aren't amazing, but it's the real deal. She rolls!
Great pics!!! She looks real, real HOT ROD!!!!!!! Oh, love the anti-collisions!!! Makes it look Star Trekky!
Quoting OA260 (Reply 9): Is there not any ( video ) media covering it??
See reply 4.
Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 18): I agree. In Auburn at the Supermall cinemas there is an airplane/airport theme. On the wall is a likeness of a 777, but it always looked a little off. Oddly enough, I think it is proportioned almost identically to the 787.
On the A concourse in SEA near gate A5 at the exit out of the sterile area, they had the 787 and 747-8 pics up on a wall, now they are gone. The pic of the engines were so cool though.