I believe most, if not all, of QF's flights from LAX to Australia depart past 11 PM. That probably accounts for the lack of takeoff photos.
Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter): I thought that 7R/25L was expanded for A380 use and that the A380 would only use this runway for landings and takeoffs. But most of the a.net pics seem to have the A380 on the northside runway.
7R-25L wasn't actually expanded. It was already 200 feet wide and 11,000-whatever feet long. What they did was to move it about 50 feet farther south. This enabled them to build a taxiway in between 7R-25L and 7L-25R. Not sure if there were other reasons for the move as well.
waketurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1706 times:
I have seen the Qantas A380 use both the north and south complex for landing. Takeoff is scheduled for night and something I haven't seen yet. If you look around you can find some night ground shots of the A380 at the gate, being pushed back, etc.
As for climb out, the A380 probably rotates around the same area as a 747, but it depends on the weight. I saw the Airbus test bird climb out empty in maybe 5000 feet or so.