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New A380 Pics! - With Tail & Nose  
User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

The rather infrequently updated (once a month I believe) A380 section of the airbus website now has three pictures of the A380 with nose and tail fitted.

In my opinion, it is beginning to look much prettier. Maybe even 'cute' to some people, although not in the same league as the 747SP of course. I think the pictures taken from further away appear make it look better proportioned, whereas previous shots have tended to make the fuselage seem over inflated. Hopefully with engines fitted and paint applied it will look beautiful.

Anyway, have a loom at the pictures and see what you think. Any comments are, as ever, very welcome here.


A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
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User currently offlineVSXA380X800 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

We people on Airliners.net are pretty lazy when it comes to finding links, so can you post one up?

BTW Welcome to airliners.net!

[Edited 2004-07-15 02:46:19]


4 decks 4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

Can we like to see with their pics? I want to know about them.

User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6030 times:

I don;t know how to link them because they are part of that 'A380 Navigator' sub-section which loads without the URL in the window.

Just go to www. airbus.com, click the A380 Navigator, then click the small picture of the more complete A380 leaving an assembly building and a new window will pop up with all the details and access to larger images.

Sorry. I am still trying to provide a link.



A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
User currently offlineVSXA380X800 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5940 times:

Its easy
Step one- Go the web site
Step two- Right click on the Adress Bar
Step three- Click on Copy
Step four- Come back to airliners.net, go back to this topic
Step five- Right click in the " Reply To This Topic "Box and click paste.
Step six- Type this "<" & ">" before(<) and after(>) the web adress.
Step seven- Tell what I great help I've been  Big thumbs up

This should be the result
http://www.airbus.com/A380/ow_openpict.aspx?url=/A380/Images/MME/1047.JPG

[Edited 2004-07-15 03:09:29]


4 decks 4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5896 times:

Here we are, follow this link:

http://www.airbus.com/A380/Default2.aspx?ArtId=273

Thank you very much VSXA380X800. You have indeed been of great help!  Big thumbs up

I hope everybody can now go and view the pictures more easily.



A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.
The site is quite impressive, specially the video of the A380 beeing taken out of the hangar!!

Cheers,

Henpol747



Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

OK I have a dumb question - The Airbus site always says this 2nd aircraft will be the "first to fly". Does that mean they're going to fly the first one at a later date? I've seen it also say that the first aircraft is for "ground testing", surely that doesn't mean they won't fly it! Does it!?

Thanks, and sorry to ask such a dumb question!

Drew



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

The first frame will not ever fly, and, after certification, it will be destroyed to test the outer extremes of the airframe.

The second frame will, and it will be the first one to do so.

N


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9781 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

The first A380 will only undergo ground testing, which basically means that this aircraft will only be used for ground testing. The aircraft's fuselage and wings will be pressurised to determine the maximum breaking point of the airframe's structure. In other words, this 'aircraft' will be tested until it actually breaks. This aircraft, like you said, will not fly.

This is the story how I remember it, it's not that accurate, but that's a general description of the 'use' of the first A380 airframe.

Hope this helps.

Regards A388


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

So where is the first A380 now then (the one that won't fly) and what stage of construction is it in. Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but i always thought that the prototype would fly?!

-Stephen


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

WOW, U saw that!?!?!?
It´s my impression or it can´t get inside due to tail height?!!?

Anyway, look, pretty pretty BIG, and a bit ugly  Wink/being sarcastic



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