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A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View  
User currently offlinekdhurst380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 201 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7844 times:

I found this interesting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18785701

I realised there must be a lot of coordination involved, but to see it from this perspective brings it to life. I know she's empty, but 120kts?! Seems mad.

Nice to see explained what has been demonstrated for a few years now.

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User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3817 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

Quoting kdhurst380 (Thread starter):
but 120kts?! Seems mad.

Given the size of those wings, it doesn't surprise me at all. There's probably even a comfy margin before she stalls altogether.

It is by far the most impressive aspect of that aircraft, rather than the size of its fuselage. They're designed to lift so much more.


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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3041 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7626 times:

If ever there was a picture demonstrating the future ability of Airbus to stretch the A380, this must surely be it.

I imagine some day in the future, the -800 will look like the stubby relation of the family, like the A318, when the -900 starts rolling off the line. Now THAT will be one impressive aircraft.   

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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5768 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7591 times:

Those enormous-winged proportions certainly do look a bit familiar!


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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5739 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7431 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 1):
Quoting kdhurst380 (Thread starter):
but 120kts?! Seems mad.

Given the size of those wings, it doesn't surprise me at all. There's probably even a comfy margin before she stalls altogether.

Talk about slow, I read here recently that the flight envelope controls let pilots fly it to 96kts (or was it 93kts?) during the air displays. I'll try to find the reference.

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787 Flying Demonstration At Farnborough (by tdscanuck Jun 29 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 11326 posts, RR: 72
Reply 61, posted Tue Jul 10 2012 09:53:04 your local time (1 day 6 hours 59 minutes ago) and read 4122 times:

I talked to an Airbus A380 test engineer at Farnborough in 2010; when they do their low pass they let the envelope protection give them min speed (I think it's the alpha-prot law that kicks in). For that loading, it's about 93 knots. It's amazing.


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User currently offlineastuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10188 posts, RR: 97
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7102 times:
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Quoting tugger (Reply 4):
Talk about slow, I read here recently that the flight envelope controls let pilots fly it to 96kts (or was it 93kts?) during the air displays.

Is there any other commercial airliner ( >100 seat jet) that can do that, I wonder?

Rgds


User currently offlineknoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6577 times:

There is a video on youtube (sorry if we are not allowed to give names of other sites), I believe from 2001 PAS Le Bourget with the A340-600 demo (and I think it lasts like 6 or 8 minutes).

And the fact is that you actually a camera in the cockpit throughout the demo. Amzing footage. You can really feel the strain the test pilots are under.



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