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Extra Fuselages At PAE?  
User currently offlinedarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1283 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Alrighty, I was hoping someone here may know the answer to this one. In this photo...





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...we see what appears to be an extra forward fuselage section sitting atop a small building between the paint hangars (lower left section of the picture). My guess is that it's a left-over fatigue test fuselage section, but I can't resolve it quite clearly enough to tell. Perhaps someone who works there or is there often enough can enlighten me on this one? I've been on the factory tour a few times, but never noticed it, so any insight is appreciated. Thanks!


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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 847 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

it's actually the fuselage they use to test new designs and train new paint crews on
Actually, on the tour some guides mention it.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting darksnowynight (Thread starter):
...we see what appears to be an extra forward fuselage section sitting atop a small building between the paint hangars

The building is actually in front of it. The fuselage section is sitting on its own support. It changes "liveries" every so often, as GEG2RAP noted.

Tom.


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