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Anyone Explain About This Bare Metal AC 762?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8443 times:

While just going through the A.net database looking at quite a few older pics I came across this odd bare metal looking Air Canada 762. It seems as this was left as it was for a while, anyone know why it was stripped of the old livery and given just a new looking tail? Im a fan of AA's livery, but this seemed a bit rough.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6003 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8431 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
While just going through the A.net database looking at quite a few older pics I came across this odd bare metal looking Air Canada 762. It seems as this was left as it was for a while, anyone know why it was stripped of the old livery and given just a new looking tail? Im a fan of AA's livery, but this seemed a bit rough.

It was a test livery of ACs...basically an attempt to save weight...it looked horrid and didn't save them all that much so they repainted it.



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8388 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 1):
It was a test livery of ACs...basically an attempt to save weight...it looked horrid and didn't save them all that much so they repainted it.

Oh right, thank god it did not succeed! Imagine if every AC aircraft was like that now, im glad it got put fully into the Ice Blue livery in the end.   



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User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5046 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8268 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 2):
Oh right, thank god it did not succeed! Imagine if every AC aircraft was like that now, im glad it got put fully into the Ice Blue livery in the end

If the test were successful, the livery would have been slightly different. Starting with buffing the aircraft properly, and further "frosted green" enhancements, the result would have looked pretty cool.

A proper buff job was not required for the test, which showed the saving in weight not worth the extra manpower of a bare metal paint scheme.



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8224 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 3):
If the test were successful, the livery would have been slightly different. Starting with buffing the aircraft properly, and further "frosted green" enhancements, the result would have looked pretty cool.

A proper buff job was not required for the test, which showed the saving in weight not worth the extra manpower of a bare metal paint scheme.

Ahh okay that would have sounded a whole lot better! Then again though im still quite glad it didn't work out because I am a massive fan of the current Ice Blue livery, beats a boring white scheme anyday.  



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User currently offlineViper911 From Russia, joined Oct 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

A little bit OT, does anyone know where this 762 cn:229 is now? Maybe stored or scrapped?

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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

RZ Jets and CH Aviation both say stored at ROW

CH says "to be scrapped"



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User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

A 772LR like this would look amazing.....

I was hoping AC would have gotten those 772 Freighters they had initially ordered, and they could've polished it.. shame they never went through with the order.



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2441 times:

Not a cool livery indeed... Is this because we are used to see AA planes that every other bare metal plane look ugly ? Or is it just me ?


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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 8):
Not a cool livery indeed... Is this because we are used to see AA planes that every other bare metal plane look ugly ? Or is it just me ?

No I agree that with all bare metal liveries we are probably going to compare it with AA, and AA most likely would win 99% of the time like the case here.



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User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 3):
A proper buff job was not required for the test, which showed the saving in weight not worth the extra manpower of a bare metal paint scheme.

I wonder why some airlines it worthwhile and some don't?

Quoting BA777-236 (Reply 7):
I was hoping AC would have gotten those 772 Freighters they had initially ordered, and they could've polished it.. shame they never went through with the order.

Northwest used a bare metal scheme ONLY on their 742F fleet for a while.

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 4):
I am a massive fan of the current Ice Blue livery

Same.

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 4):
Then again though im still quite glad it didn't work out

It was eye catching on the 762, although it looked somewhat crude and temporary. The appeal of a livery I find varies greatly on the aircraft type employed.



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 10):

It was eye catching on the 762, although it looked somewhat crude and temporary. The appeal of a livery I find varies greatly on the aircraft type employed.

Yes I agree that certain liveries are better suited to one aircraft rather than another. The Ice Blue colour scheme looks amazing and the best on the 77W compared to the rest of the fleet.



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