na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10222 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17325 times:
This plane will receive its full livery only after the end of the test phase as much as I know. Great airplane, cant wait to fly on it next year!
Quoting Burkhard (Reply 2): No, you still have to throw the egg onto it, only blue tail. A majesty compared to all those ugly twins.
A majesty compared to all those boring twins. I wouldnt say that twins are ugly in general, but they are damn boring indeed. And the more twins there are (see 77W) the more boring they get. So: long live the 747-8 to keep airports at least a bit interesting beyond 2020.
I think they are more "raked wingtiplets" than just simply raked tips as on the 764/77W. The curve upward a bit and have a soft sweep to them before there is an angle, a blending of the raked concept with the upturned winglet concept, to help get the vortexes off the same plane as the wing itself. The 764 and 77W are angular and flat and don't achieve this separation. 787 is more "raked wingtiplet" as well, with a sharper point.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
JAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8267 times:
The twitpic caption states that this plane is being used to test interior systems including galleys. What exactly do they test with respect to the galley? Do they brew coffee, roll catering carts down the aisles, put stuff in the fridge or the ovens?
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29457 posts, RR: 84
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7877 times:
Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 21): What exactly do they test with respect to the galley?
I would expect they verify that the systems that provide power and heat to things like the coffee brewers, refrigerators and ovens all work properly. Ditto with the water delivery and drainage systems.
328JET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7468 times:
Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 17): What a beautiful aircraft. Boeing people, pat yourself on the back for a job well done. A380--sorry, you may be big but you sure are UGLY. The 747-8i is the Queen of the Skies.
I cannot agree...
The A380 is not really pretty, but not out of proportions as the B748 is in my eyes.
The B748 design reminds me a bit of the A346:
- Too long fuselage.
- engines too big in comparison to the rest of the aircraft
The B748I, when loking from the right or left side, looks like a modern wing and engine design mixed with a 1970s design.
The APU section and vertical stab. look old fashioned and the horizontal stabilizers are too small: