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User currently offlineTEBguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

What exactly is the story with this 747?


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Yeah that mystified me. Looks like they're shooting a movie as the caption guesses. I doubt that it will fly like that.

Even if you can get enough power from the engines in that configuration (you could) the loads on the wing would be way different what the plane is built for. It wouldn't snap but the fatigue problems would give any structural engineer grey hairs.



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User currently offlineTEBguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

I did a search thru the database, and couldnt find any other shots of this bird in this configuration  Sad

I'd be interrested to know if it's functional, or if the engines are just cosmetically hung, etc...



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3619 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Evidently it is being used for the new James Bond movie. The engines are fake.

The tailnumber N88892 is like the 555 phone number in movies.

There's a thread about it in Civil aviation.


User currently offlineTEBguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Got a link? i did a search & couldnt find it

[Edited 2006-07-06 04:35:00]


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User currently offlineDH106 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 626 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Is it the camera perspective or do the engines seem to have loads of toe-in?

[Edited 2006-07-06 11:08:06]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

I was Wondering What type Engines these were.
Would be Intersting to see this Fly.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTwinCommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting DH106 (Reply 5):
Is it the camera perspective or do the engines seem to have loads of toe-in?

they are toe in, and by quite a bit. i can only imagine what the load on the rear spar would be like if that thing were to fly.

might be better that its not :P


User currently offlineDH106 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 626 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Wonder if the engines are toed-in specifically for filming close ups with a wide angle lens to make the engine angles look better.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Why would the Movie have this type Engine on the Aircraft.Whats the Story like.
 Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2546 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

I'd guess it's something to do with the supposed function of the pods on the outboard pylons. Some world domination feature or other.  Smile


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User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Darn you guys beat me to it. I posted this in the "odd" aircraft thread thinking its real. Those pods look like they could house the hose and drouge system for aerial refueling.

User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Isn't Dunsfold where they film Top Gear? Maybe Clarkson and co have come up with some strange idea???


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

It's for the new James Bond: Casino Royale film, ive lost the link that said this but i read it on this site somewere (maybe non-av)

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User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 13):
It's for the new James Bond: Casino Royale film

That would make a lot more sense, i've heard that in the film Bond is going to be involved in a race in two large pushback tugs, does anyone know if this is true or not.



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Quoting Pogo (Reply 14):
Pogo

WOW that could be Exhilarating !!!!! two tugs, going about 30 MPH racing.  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 15):
WOW that could be Exhilarating !!!!! two tugs, going about 30 MPH racing.

My thoughts exactly regarding the speed, but when you consider the larger tugs you could be talking 70-90 tonne each, which would make things fun, and if they are going to re-design a 747, why not?

[Edited 2006-07-08 00:02:03]


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