futterman
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New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:30 pm

What the FUTT?
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:36 pm

WOW!!!

I say again, WOW!!!!
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:38 pm

That thing looks like a monster! Can't wait to see it fully painted and with engines! Big grin
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:45 pm

What a beast! What an absolute fcuking beast!

I'm talking about the hanger of course!  Big grin
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:51 pm

"It's just a small plane for Airbus, but a giant plane for mankind."
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:52 pm

It is big, it is scary. It is butt ugly
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:54 pm

Still an uuuuuuuuuuuuugly plane!
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:56 pm

Big yes, but beautiful, NO!

Nothing beats the 747, probably the best looking large aircraft ever.
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Thu May 27, 2004 11:58 pm

Not bad at all with A380 and it is very good pics of A380.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:02 am

Have a look at that wing! It is as perfectly shaped as on all widebody Airbus jets! Knowing each plane is a beautiful lady somehow, don't you just love the voluptuous curvature of all these lines...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2004-05-27 17:05:44]
 
VSXA380X800
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:04 am

Wow!W.
I really cant believe it. W Wow!W. The wings look quite similar to the A340's. I thought the wings were going to be much larger, but from another angle it is probably larger .W Wow!W. Airbus ( mankind) has taken a every extraordinary leap. Most people never thought of seeing a "super jumbo" anytime soon( like me) and there it is. What a wonderful aircraft.
Thanks for the up date futterman
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:04 am

We don't see much yet, so let's wait and see if it's really ugly.
Ok, the people in this Forum who already say it's ugly, will still say it even it's going to be a Beauty.

Beautiful or ugly? That's a question.
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s.p.a.s.
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:05 am

Woa Doc, this is heavy!

Impressive... and ugly...

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TradewindL1011
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:06 am

So if the A380 final assembly area is not complete yet, which hanger is this that can manage to dwarf the A380?

-Trent
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:10 am


That's what I call XXXXXXXXXXXXL !

Looks great, I can't wait to see her flying!
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:14 am

Don't worry, the reason why she looks ugly is because her NOSE is missing!
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:15 am

Have any airports started to make gate adjustments for this bird? Something like a hi-low gate system or are the passengers going to have to use the stairs in the aircraft?
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:16 am

That is one amazing photo, now can't wait to see shots of her doing test flights!  Smile

Cheers,
Kaz
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:18 am

Yeah, I can't wait to see them with flight test very soon and it would be perfect for them.
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:19 am

Hangar...It's spelled....HANGAR! - A shed for aircraft.

A "Hanger" is something you put your clothes on.  Smile
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:20 am

Now the next step, Getting it off the ground. It looks like it only has 2 sets of main landing gear and one nose gear. Where is the other sets of landing gear. Don't they have LG similar to the 747.

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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:21 am

It looks like it got beat with the ugly stick!
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IanatSTN
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:22 am

Wow!!!
Looks absolutely fantastic, look at the wheels in comparison to the guys on the ground! This really is one large beast, and I just can't wait for it to be flying!!

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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hemispheres
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:22 am

"It's ALIVE!!!"

--Do they have all the main gear attached in this picture? I'd think it would have at least one or two more along the centerline or something. Anybody know?
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:23 am

Have any airports started to make gate adjustments for this bird? Something like a hi-low gate system or are the passengers going to have to use the stairs in the aircraft?

The A380 does not require a two-level gate system. It is designed to board just as quickly as a 747 through two doors on the lower deck (similar height as a 747). The second level boards through the 1st door and uses the "grand staircase" to get to the uppeor deck. The lower deck passengers board through the 2nd door.

 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:28 am

I dont understand the facination with people calling it ugly...big friggan whoop. I think the poeple calling it ugly are the sames ones who all along never wanted to see this plane take shape. Now that it is, ugly is about the only word coming from their mouths.

Well congrats Airbus on getting this far. Still a little bit to go  Smile

Just my observation & opinion which many people forget that this is what this forum is for. Im sure somebody will take it personally.  Big grin

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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:28 am

With the nose missing and a little imagination she looks like she is smiling at you.


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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:30 am

HAHAHA it does look that way doesnt it! What is the piece that is missing? Radar cone and the like?

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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:30 am

Anybody have a side view?
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:32 am

From that angle, sure looks very "guppy-like"... The folks standing near the tug really put it in perspective.

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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:32 am

I'll take an A340...Super sized. What's that, an A380? Perfect. That thing is Huuuuge! (anyone from SYR or nearby will get that) So swimming pools, bars, billiard tables? Or 550 seats? Still waiting for my ride on the E-170, but can't wait to see that at OSH! -Matt in KITH
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:34 am

More proof to what the news has been saying, that everything is getting fatter.

Wow! That's one big airplane!
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:35 am

I think that the A380 may take away the nickname B.U.F.F. from the B-52
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Skyguy
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:38 am

Which airline is going to take delivery of the first A380?

(I think UA took delivery of the first 777)
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:41 am

Looks great, the jury is still out for me though!  Big thumbs up

(I'm not saying it's bad, so please don't interpret that the wrong way)
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:42 am

First industry was talking about EK but they weren't interested. So SQ will be first carrier getting the 380, skyguy.
 
Skyguy
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:48 am

SQ, Wow thats cool, am sure that will be an awesome inaugural flight, great airline.

Has EK cancelled or postponed the orders?
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:49 am

From what I've read, this plane is just to be used for the static testing, so it need not be ready to fly. That's probably why it doesn't have all of its landing gear installed.

And the only reason it's ugly is because of the placement of the cockpit. Having the windows so low on such a bulbous plane makes it look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame or something.  Smile
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:51 am

Is it me or does the wing looks like its about to snap?
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:53 am

Skyguy: EK just didn't want to have first plane.
Always the same: first plane - lots of trouble. Same as if you buy newest cars.
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:53 am

Looks a bit like the beluga! very nice plane though!
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Richard28
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:54 am

fantastic!

It sure looks great - looking forward to a side profile!

is it ugly? - no it is different - just as the 747 was different when it was launched.

Beauty and affection will come with time!

 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:55 am

Corey07850: You hit the nail right on the head, thats exactly what I was thinking. Would have been much better if they positioned the cockpit on the upper deck 747 style. I guess they wanted to be different or perhaps it was aerodynamically more efficient to do it the way it currently is.
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:56 am

I am sure they know why they don't put the cockpit onto upper deck  Smile/happy/getting dizzy , no worries.
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:56 am

Yeah, I agree with the BUFF comment...spent three years in Minot...they are definitely BUFF's, but they are still a very potent piece of aircraft for the military, and I would imagine that while the A380 may/may not be the prettiest aircraft in the world, it will still be an important part of airline fleets...if it will fly...but then again, look at the B-52...proof positive anything will fly if you strap enough engines to it. (The B-52 has 8)
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 12:58 am

I want to see a side view(and front) in full daylight before looking at it and go WOW at it. Looks massive. Can't wait to see the full thing!!!
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 1:00 am

KITH-

It IS huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge! I hate Billy Fuccillo for those damn commercials, but you have to admit it's a great marketing scheme, if you will  Big grin.



In regards to the A380, it [finally] is taking shape! Can't wait to take this sucker to Deutschland mit Lufthansa! YAY 600 people with nothing to do for 8 hours! But I love LH! Does anybody know when each airline is supposed to take delivery of their 'crafts? Also, where each plans to fly them? I think I'll make a new thread for that one...

Congratulations to Airbus for making one hell of a sleek jumbo, albeit nowhere near the contour of the 747. But still, that A380 will make for one hell of a picture, mixed in with all those 747s at LAX and SFO!
 
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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 1:01 am

I think she is as pretty as a "drunken prom date"

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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 1:07 am

--I dont understand the facination with people calling it ugly...big friggan whoop. I think the poeple calling it ugly are the sames ones who all along never wanted to see this plane take shape. Now that it is, ugly is about the only word coming from their mouths.--

Preach!! You read my mind.

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RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

Fri May 28, 2004 1:17 am

An impressive photo. I can't wait to see it finished.

As for the ugly thing... Well ugliness or beauty are purely subjevtive and can only be based on opinion. I don't think that the A380 is ugly , but there are plenty who would disagree. I also think that the B757-300 is one bird that wasn't blessed by good looks and there'd be plenty to disagree with me there too. Take it for what it is... just an opinion.

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