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Look At The Fake 797 I Saw In An Email  
User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6098 posts, RR: 28
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29671 times:
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I just got this stupid chain email and inside was this "Boeing 797"

Who sits around and comes up with this junk? What a waste of time. I wonder how many people will think this is real?

What is the point of sending chain emails full of nonsense?

Here is the text that goes with it.



"Look at this new aircraft...
Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the
Air travel industry for the next 100 years. The radical Blended Wing
design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the
NASA Langley Research Center .

The mammoth plane will have a wing span of 265 feet compared
to the 747's 211 feet, and is designed to fit within the newly
created terminals used for the 555 seat Airbus A380, which is 262 feet wide.

The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked
up 159 orders, but has not yet flown any passengers. Boeing decide to
kill its 747X stretched super jumbo in 2003 after little interest was shown
by airline companies, but has continued to develop the ultimate Airbus
crusher 797 for years at its Phantom Works research facility in
Long Beach, Calif.

The Airbus A380 has been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated
$13 billion in development costs, which gives Boeing a huge advantage
now that Airbus has committed to the older style tubular aircraft for
decades to come.

There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most
important being the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an
amazing 50%, with overall weight reduced by 25%, making it an
estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making Airbus's
$13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky. "


My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6323 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29678 times:

That picture has been around as long as Helen Thomas...

User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4434 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29631 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
making Airbus's
$13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky. "

Tell that to the EK people!

Whatever the reason, hopefully I can see something like this in my life time. I don't know about the 1000 pax though.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6098 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29615 times:
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Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
That picture has been around as long as Helen Thomas

I can't believe I haven't seen it before.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 2):
I don't know about the 1000 pax though.

We won't be seeing that in the US if it ever really happens.



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlinerailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29511 times:

You could probably create some sort of transport aircraft that cold manage to carry 1,000 persons or more. But the question starts becoming, especially on the very limited routes it would be able to fly ... 'Do 1000+ people really all want to fly to this destination at one time?' Not to mention probably near 2,000 bags in the hold, epic turnaround times. I can't imagine that airports have to be renovated to accomodate the A380 was very popular either.

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29415 times:

The text definitvely proves to be written pre 2008. But today, which is the day of giant success for the A380 that its biggest operator proves to be happy with it and orders 32 more, it will be intended to please the national pride of America.

User currently offlinevzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29416 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
Who sits around and comes up with this junk?

If you're talking about the general design concept, Boeing:
http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2009/october/ts_sf02.pdf

If you're talking about how this was presented as a firm program, then yes, it is quite a stretch.



"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineskygirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29285 times:

Oi. I got this email from a friend who was so convinced he had stumbled on to something great. I tried to convince him that this wasn't exactly real, but I'm pretty sure he still believes in it. I have to say that the design is kind of cool though.


...Now they face an even greater danger...Tyrannousaurs in F-14's!!
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 29266 times:

The plane is a bad fake, but the city in the background is a pretty good fake, looks nice.

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked
up 159 orders, but has not yet flown any passengers.

Old text.


User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6727 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 28992 times:

Will all those buildings fit on Manhattan? They seem to be about 2-3 times the height of what's already there.


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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 27159 times:

mehh.. still looks pretty damn cool IMO


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User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 26839 times:

.
I like the B797 fuselage even though it is fake picture

I´m all for daring n bold aviation design... bring it on!

//Mike   



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User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 418 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 26838 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):

Haha, they have that picture in the 'Aviation Experience' at BHX under the section of 'future aircraft'...



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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 25863 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
Who sits around and comes up with this junk?

If you're talking about the picture, that partucular one was originally published in Popular Science in an article about the future of aviation, to illustrate what a future blended wing airliner might look like: http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/boeing797.asp

As for who would steal the picture and tack a fictitous article to it, who knows?


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15742 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 25706 times:

Quoting Yflyer (Reply 14):
If you're talking about the picture, that partucular one was originally published in Popular Science in an article about the future of aviation, to illustrate what a future blended wing airliner might look like

I was just going to post that because I remember reading that issue.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinemurchmo From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 25466 times:



For those of you who have not heard of the x-48 I suggest you google it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-48



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User currently onlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 24804 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the
Air travel industry for the next 100 years. The radical Blended Wing
design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the
NASA Langley Research Center .

This sounds very much like the "Flying Wing" concept plane that Boeing briefly showed off during the early-80s (when the 757/767 first rolled out). That particular concept plane essentially looked like an 8-engined boomerang of sorts. Back then, Boeing said it would be available by the turn of the century. So much for that.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15742 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 23590 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 17):

Flying wings and blended wing bodies are not actually the same thing, though they often appear similar. The B-2 is actually a hybrid of the two.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 22956 times:
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Quoting oly720man (Reply 9):
Will all those buildings fit on Manhattan? They seem to be about 2-3 times the height of what's already there

Peehaps a vision of the 2050 skyline? Or someone has been watching too much Caprica!


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 22522 times:

Quoting railker (Reply 4):
'Do 1000+ people really all want to fly to this destination at one time?' Not to mention probably near 2,000 bags in the hold,

Can anyone imagine four or five of these beasts arriving at the same time at TBIT in LAX, Terminal 4 at JFK, etc.? Customs and Immigration would be overwhelmed.


User currently offlineGoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 21641 times:

At first, I didn't think they'd come out with the A380 and now that they did, I can see an A/C like that happening in the future. Maybe they'll have more leg room on those.


From the airport with love
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15742 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 21517 times:

Quoting Goblin211 (Reply 20):

Don't forget that the A380 was the third or fourth example of the same basic concept.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 21196 times:

FALSTAFF...I was on that flight last week. We flew from New York to Newark at an altitude of 7 feet.

That statement was as ridiculous as the photo.
safe



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User currently offlinemotech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20176 times:

Wait a minute, this isn't a real picture?

User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 18981 times:

Quoting motech722 (Reply 23):
Wait a minute, this isn't a real picture?

It really is a picture of things that are not real.  


25 GothamSpotter : Maybe you knew this already, but that is actually the photo the artists used (with permission) to make that image. It appeared in an early 2000s Popu
26 irobertson : The fact that may become reality in an oil-stricken world in the next 25-50 years is that we won't be able to fly as often, and we'll have to make du
27 flymia : I remember reading that article in a doctors office years ago! As for the airplane anybody who uses Flight Simulator 2002 or 2004 will know that the
28 boeing6594 : I remember seeing that on "Extreme Machines: 21st Century of Flight". In my opinion a very far fetched idea, there is no market in the world for a 100
29 StarAlliance38 : The plane in the photo looks suspiciously photoshopped haha. The wings look from a 737w/winglets that have been cut, the body and the parts leading up
30 rampart : No offense, but I love these kinds of statements, because someone can look back 20, 30 or 50 years from now to see how shortsighted we were. The DC-4
31 Post contains links and images gordomatic : That's funny. I always get junk mail and wonder the same thing - who has time to sit down and think this stuff up. Boggles the mind. I drive my wife
32 Post contains links BMI727 : Even better than that is some doctored photos that supposedly show USAF flying saucers from the fifties. I saw them being passed off as real by no le
33 jayeshrulz : I think this plane looks kinda dangerous.What during emergency? Evacuation will be a chaos! Far more difficult. This looks more bigger than the "doubl
34 oly720man : The photo I linked was taken in 2009 and the PM article was well before that.
35 worldliner : Not to mention the city in the background is from the future, i think if we are ever likely to see something like that, it will be a long time coming.
36 Post contains images Thorben : Tell that to EK. If a 1000 pax plane was launched tomorrow, Tim clark would sign an order for 50 of them the day after.
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