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Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:20 am

 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:23 am

Allright that's it, I'm moving to Seattle. Gotta get all the unfair advantage I can  Wink
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:51 am

5 passenger windows back from the front, on each side, there's an orange-colored insert with something sticking out of it. What is this? Extra instrumentation for the test flight?
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:57 am


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Geeeod thats the SH!T..  goodvibes 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:58 am

A friend of mine, who does not upload to ANet anymore, took this shot. It really shows off the sheer size of this machine, when you look at the pilots. Also note that the PIC and lead pilot of the 777-200LR program is female.

See reply #8 for a clickable thumbnail that will open the full size version, highly suggested.



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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:01 pm

To view a 777 from the front is an awesome site . You really get to realize the size of those giant engines !

Thanks for the photos .
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:03 pm

Clickhappy,

Thanks for this!!!

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:05 pm

Beautiful aircraft.

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:07 pm

For convenience (click on it for the larger size):



Bronko, I hope you don't mind!

Tony

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:09 pm

Don't mind at all. When I wrote the post, in the preview page the photo was compressed to fit the page, and clickable to see the full size image.

Now it is not.

How did you link the image to be clickable?
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:11 pm

beautiful aircraft but isn't this just a taxi test and not flight? may want to rename the header
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:13 pm

Bronko,

I just e-mailed you with the details...

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:13 pm

No. The plane flew from PAE to BFI.

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:15 pm

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 10):
but isn't this just a taxi test and not flight?


Looks like a flight to me!



The plane left from Everett and landed at Boeing field, where the pictures seem to have been taken.

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:15 pm

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 10):
isn't this just a taxi test and not flight? may want to rename the header


From the remarks on one of the photos:

N60659 (cn 33782/519) The first 777-200LR, arriving at BFI after its maiden flight from Paine Field. The GE-90 engine, the most powerful in use today, is what made this aircraft possible.
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:21 pm

there was a short 10-15 second video clip on Fox News of the 777LR taking off, it was a beautiful sight to see Big grin
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:49 pm

Sorry I just couldnt resist, I made the textures all today just in time when the LR made its first flight



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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:54 pm

dang press reported it as taxi tests...not as a ferry from renton to home field...beautiful!!! in this case love being wrong!!! great job boeing.....

can those motors get any bigger? grin.

beautiful bird...just beautiful. thanks everyone for the pix....
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:05 pm

The 777 is made at Everett - not Renton - and the flight was from Everett to Boeing Field.

A good turnout by the local spotters - and special guest Mr. Ling of YVR! A gorgeous day with temperatures in the sixties ... boy, the weather gods have messed up this year .....
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:21 pm

Here's a few others from BFI if you're interested. Sorry for not knowing how to post them here.

http://www.avphotos.net
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:06 pm

I saw her at Boeing Field while driving south on I-5 around 1 PM this afternoon. Are those engines even larger?
Wouldn't it have been cool to have a picture of the LR with the errupting Mount St. Helens this afternoon check-out the slideshow, imagine flying next to that

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:40 pm

Engines look too dangerously close to the ground! How high from the surface are they really? The wings ought to be raised higher!
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:51 pm

Quoting Longhaulheavy (Reply 2):
5 passenger windows back from the front, on each side, there's an orange-colored insert with something sticking out of it. What is this? Extra instrumentation for the test flight?


It's a flight test total pressure probe added to check the ship system total pressure probes. It's also shielded so it works well at high angles of attack for stall testing.
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:44 pm

It looks cool indeed, but to be fair, it looks just like any other B777 too me:
an obese twin riding on a rigid wing.

BTW, Is there any VISUAL difference from the regular B777-200?
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:48 pm

Engines look too dangerously close to the ground! How high from the surface are they really? The wings ought to be raised higher!


First of all, I hope you're joking. Secondly, they are not really that close. Thirdly, you'd think the Boeing designers and engineers have a clue.
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:49 pm

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 23):
It looks cool indeed, but to be fair, it looks just like any other B777 too me:
an obese twin riding on a rigid wing.

BTW, Is there any VISUAL difference from the regular B777-200?


It looks like a 777 because it IS a 777.

Raked wingtips are the most obvious differences.
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:08 pm

Quoting BOEING747400 (Reply 21):
Engines look too dangerously close to the ground! How high from the surface are they really? The wings ought to be raised higher!


Engine ground clearance is only an issue if the distance between the main landing gear and the engine would be greater than is the case here. It doesn't take much imagination to see this plane can land with a large bank angle without risk of stiking the engine...
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:54 pm

Nice photos, see does look awesome
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:54 pm

Nice photos, she does look awesome
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:04 pm

This Boeing Livery looks awesome... some careers could take it as modell to relaunch their boring liveries
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:18 pm

http://www.aftonbladet.se/atv/player.html?catID=10&clipID=227

Movie only in Swedish, but the only thing she says is what's different compared to the regular 777.

What's the little thing at the top of the tail fin?

/Micke
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:11 pm

that´s one big engine, is it the same as the older 772/773???

Wich is the major modification besides the range in this 772-lr, wings, engines???

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:26 pm

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 31):
Wich is the major modification besides the range in this 772-lr, wings, engines???

Aside from having a variant of the GE-90 family which so happens to have the world's most powerful and largest engines, it is basically a 777-200ER on serious steroids, fuel tanks in every possible space to max out it's range. Raked wingtips are another feature unique to the 777-300ER and -200LR. Otherwise..almost everything else is the same as a new 777-200ER. Thus, dispelling the belief that the 777-200LR must sell at least a certain no. before the R&D is paid for, because it already has been. Development costs were minimal.
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:36 pm

Engine size difference between the LR and the ER:

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:43 pm

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 33):
Engine size difference between the LR and the ER


Actually, I believe that El Al has Rolls Royce engines on their B777s, which are smaller than the GE90s that some of the ERs have.

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:22 pm

For all those that like to talk about how big the A345/346 engines are...

...they don't hold a candle to these babies

now those are some HUGE engines
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:35 pm

Here 'tis:
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Aircraft ID BOE001
Aircraft Type B772
Owner/Operator Boeing Commercial Airplane Group

Flight Plan Received 2005-03-08 16:00:08 from Seattle
Departure PAE SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD), EVERETT WA
Destination BFI BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL, SEATTLE WA
Status Landed
Planned Alt 15000 Feet
Planned Speed 280 kts.
Planned Dep 2005-03-08 18:00
Actual Dep 2005-03-08 17:57
Planned Arrival 2005-03-08 21:00
Estimated Arrival 2005-03-08 20:58
Actual Arrival 2005-03-08 21:02
Latest Speed 97 kts.
Latest Altitude 10000 Feet
Distance to Dest.
Last Update 2005-03-08 21:04
Route PAE..TOU080040..AST/D02+15..JAWBN..BFI/0300
Tracking ID 49255877
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:52 pm

Should Boeing start an airline? They sure took off and landed on time!  Silly

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:52 pm

Quoting IL76TD (Reply 35):
For all those that like to talk about how big the A345/346 engines are...they don't hold a candle to these babies.


Why should they? The A340 has 4 of them 4 longhaul!  yes 


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BTW, are the engines on the 777-200LR the same engines that will be offered on the future A380-900? 4 of them obviously in that case!  Silly
That must look awful then!
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:04 pm

The A340 has 4 of them 4 longhaul!

Not for long, as the A350 will replace the A342s/A343s with 2 engines 2 make money.  smile 

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:15 pm

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 26):
Engine ground clearance is only an issue if the distance between the main landing gear and the engine would be greater than is the case here. It doesn't take much imagination to see this plane can land with a large bank angle without risk of stiking the engine...


Brings back memories of Kai-Tak and the engine strike photos. There are a few pilots there who would have appreciated this engineering attribute of the 777.
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:21 pm

Quoting SNATH (Reply 39):
Not for long, as the A350 will replace the A342s/A343s with 2 engines 2 make money.


Very nice play on words!  highfive 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:22 pm

Quoting SNATH (Reply 39):
the A350 will replace the A342s/A343s with 2 engines 2 make money.


For its ultra longhaul and for high capacity planes however, the market leader won't bet on reliability alone, but also on redundancy....  Smile
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:38 pm

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 42):
For its ultra longhaul and for high capacity planes however, the market leader won't bet on reliability alone, but also on redundancy....


The reason A went with 4 engines on the A380 and the A345 has nothing to do with redundancy. In the case of the A380, it's not currently technologically possible to fly such a plane with two engines. In the case of the A350, they based it on their then long-haul plane, which is rapidly being replaced by a twin engine design, which they think it's more efficient.

Quoting Boeing nut (Reply 41):
Very nice play on words!


I cannot take credit for the comment (I can't remember who said it first on this board). But I thought it fitted perfectly here...

Tony

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:01 am

SNATH-

Like you say, it's a play on words, don't take it too seriously....
I think everybody is perfectly away of the reasons for 4 engines on the A380 as wel as on the A340-500/-600 and the spin the marketing boys in Toulouse have given it... but on the other hand: call me oldfashioned, but I still don't like it too much when I turn my head and see only one engine on the wing, knowing there is 3000 miles of only water in front of us.
Reliability is fine, redundancy is even better.
Just a personal opinion of mine and besides, completely off topic.


Can anybody tell what the test program will be about?
Looking at the kind of modifications made to the original plane, it looks like it will be limited to some stall tests, some high altitude maneuvering and then a few long haul flights to gain sufficient performance data....
How long before certification?
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:17 am

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 44):
Like you say, it's a play on words, don't take it too seriously....


Oh, don't worry, it's hard to take anything on this board seriously!  cheerful 

As for your comment on you preferring seeing two engines under the plane's wing during long haul, I don't have anything against that. You're the customer and, if you prefer quads planes, it's your right to give your business to whoever meets your requirement.

I'm personally happy flying either (meaning both manufacturers and both twins and quads) on any leg.

Regards,

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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:59 am

Wow; those engines are huge!! Looks better then any 4-engined aircraft
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:10 am

Why should they? The A340 has 4 of them 4 longhaul!

twice as many engines, twice as many things to go wrong! most catastrophic airline accidents happen because of a failure in engines (think iowa city). twice as many engines, twice as many moving parts, twice as many things to break, catch on fire, or rupture.
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:00 am

Quoting SNATH (Reply 45):
I'm personally happy flying either (meaning both manufacturers and both twins and quads) on any leg.


Oh me too, I will be the last person to step aside in case my flight is on a twin only, because I know I should be perfectly safe too...

However, I have had the -hopefully unique- experience of loosing 1 engine half way through the flight over water myself and I can assure you once we had our checklist completed and the ETOPS charts out, 2 hours is a loooooong time and I've spent more time then normal looking at that remaining engine ...
Only then do you fully realise your life depends on ONE single engine, exactly the same one as the one you've just had to shut down due to vibrations....
Quite frankly it's a feeling I do not want to feel again. If you compare that to the story of a BA 747 going LAX-LHR almost all the way with a dead engine, you can only say: 4 engines is such a luxury when things really get serious.
 
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RE: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight Photos

Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:05 am

Quoting SK A340 (Reply 30):
What's the little thing at the top of the tail fin?


It's the trailing cone for a remote static pressure system to measure flight static pressure away from airframe/engine influences. For recording flight data, a 150' hose/cable is unreeled to put the static pressure ports well away from the airplane. The cone is used to keep the hose/cable stretched out and stable. The resulting data is used to calibrate the airplane's static ports located on the forward fuselage.

Static pressure is used for the altimeter and airspeed indicators. Accurate static pressure is essential for these instruments to work correctly.
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