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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:23 pm

I'm talking about the A380...i've never thought that it will be of such a prettiness  Wink


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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:31 pm

Now this looks great... The beast comes to life!

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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:35 pm

Beautiful she is. Now only questions be if fly well she will and if overweight she is  Wink
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:39 pm

From the flight deck


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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting Ts-ior (Thread starter):
I'm talking about the A380...i've never thought that it will be of such a prettiness

are you serious man?  rotfl 

There are better pictures than that one here already though, only angle I've seen it looks somewhat decent is a 3/4 side/rear angle. Cover the engines with your finger and it looks awfully similar to a cruise ship boat. crazy 
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:51 pm

hehe...looks like the beast had some serious flatulence issues.
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:52 pm

I am sorry but I think A380 still looks not beautiful. Especially the nose part looks very bad.
It would be great if they've located the cockpit on the upper deck.
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:11 pm

Pretty soon she will be common place and you wont even know the difference. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Otherwise the A330 is still the best Airbus product to me  Smile
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:38 pm

Nice...very nice.

Now I want to see all of those wheels leave the gound. THAT would be a beautiful sight.

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Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:50 pm

are you serious man?

There are better pictures than that one here already though, only angle I've seen it looks somewhat decent is a 3/4 side/rear angle. Cover the engines with your finger and it looks awfully similar to a cruise ship boat.



never heard someone bashing the 787 while i know a lot of people dislike it.... although im a boeing fan, please stop bashing the A380 everytime when there is a topic of praising the plane, its annoying. i know some of the people really dislike it but the people who don't like the 787 also not bash the plane every time...

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Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:59 pm

The A380 is without a doubt an engineering marvel. Aesthetically, she's also a moped. Fun to ride, but don't let your friends catch you on one.

Engineering = A+
Appearance = F
Overall = C+

Yeah, yeah, I know that looks are subjective, so kill me. Ain't no way that gal is gonna' get an A on looks.
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:06 pm

It is always a nice effect to see the preservation oil burn ou of the fuel system on first start of a new engine. Normally you should wet motor, then dry motor the engine first. Else you might get a visit by the airport fire crew....

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Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:07 pm

Looks great as it always has in these pics. Fly, fly, fly and fly again (I hope).
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:25 pm

Interesting how close that truck seems to be to the front of Engine #3 (which is the one running in the pic.)

No, I'm not suggesting that the engine is going to suck in the truck (I'm not that dumb!), but I would have thought it might sort of disrupt smooth airflow in a test like this.

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Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:28 pm

It's ugly as hell.

I think the eventual stretched version (if there ever is one) will look more visually appealing than "Big Stubby" above.
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Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:49 pm

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 13):

looks like they were doing a airstart, you can see the hoses from truck to aircraft. once she's runnin they will back away the truck
 
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Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 13):
Interesting how close that truck seems to be to the front of Engine #3 (which is the one running in the pic.)

No, I'm not suggesting that the engine is going to suck in the truck (I'm not that dumb!), but I would have thought it might sort of disrupt smooth airflow in a test like this.

Jean Leloup

are you sure? for me it looks like the truck is parked under the fuselage.

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how in the bloody 'ell this is called a "she".........IT is goign to be the monstrosity of the skies.....now the B747, THATS the "queen of the skies".......the monstrosity doesn't have the beauty (and maybe grace) of a 747. This thing has yet to fly and its already being exaulted........even the -900 stretch version isn't beautiful, though it looks better than this pudgy beast....

beauty.....well.........thats for the eye of the beholder...........
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I don't care how it looks. It can look like a Ford Trimotor or a washing machine for all I care as long as it flies spin 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:11 am

Quoting AFinMIA (Reply 7):
Pretty soon she will be common place and you wont even know the difference. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Otherwise the A330 is still the best Airbus product to me

The A380 will never rival the A330 in terms of beauty. The A330 is a graceful, beautiful plane, and the A380 is just f'ugly. The poor thing needs a nose job and a tummy tuck.  Wink

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 13):
Interesting how close that truck seems to be to the front of Engine #3 (which is the one running in the pic.)

The way the truck is facing, whoever is sitting in there is having a great view of the engine. I wouldn't mind sitting there, as long as I don't get sucked in.  Smile

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Vroom , vroom...

Not bad at all!
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Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 17):
how in the bloody 'ell this is called a "she".........IT is goign to be the monstrosity of the skies.....now the B747, THATS the "queen of the skies".......the monstrosity doesn't have the beauty (and maybe grace) of a 747. This thing has yet to fly and its already being exaulted........even the -900 stretch version isn't beautiful, though it looks better than this pudgy beast....

beauty.....well.........thats for the eye of the beholder...........

The 747 is the Queen of the breaker's yard and NOT the Queen of the skies anymore!

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Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:25 am

Indeed what a beautiful sight... Much better than just looking at computer graphics... Big grin
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There's something quite disturbing about hearing people talk about aircraft like they want to shag them. I start imagining that they're keeping copies of Airliner World under their bed which have pages stuck together. Yuuuurk.
 
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jacobin777,
I cant believe you called her a MONSTROSITY, she may not have the grace of the 747 but what does the 747 is the 747 and the A380 is the A380 both have their ups and downs. Anyway its not all about looks its if SHE is successful.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:41 am

U.G.L.Y.

God that thing is awful.

Backfire, that is hilarious. That would be like shagging the fat ugly girl in the bar after you have had too much to drink. I think Mark Grace referred to that as a "slumpbuster."

And, in case anyone missed my opinion...U.G.L.Y.

Now the 757, that is a beautiful aircraft. Not comparing them, just stating my opinion.
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I dont realy like the 757 I know many love it but I prefer the 777 and 737-800 but I love the A380 (at some angles)
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:03 am

Impressive, yes.

Beautiful? Well,not really. I don't think it's really as hideous as some people make it out to be, but it does seem to lack something. I think part of the asthetic problem is just that damn huge tail. Did Airbus ever consider having a triple-tail like a Connie's or something?

Just on an asthetic level, I tend to like the older airliners, either for their grace (Constellation) or the sense of power the lines convey (707, CV-880, DC-8, etc.) In the air, the 757 looks good, but on the ground the gangly gear makes it look awkward. (I have a love/hate relationship with the 757 - love the power, hate the damn passenger/bathroom ratio  eyebrow .)

I think the A380's nickname should be the Manatee - fat and a little ugly, but yet sort of endearing...  wink 
 
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I like the A380 but every time I looki at ant pic of her I feel like I'm waiting the swelling to go down, but said that I like the stubby look!  Wink
 
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 27):
I think the A380's nickname should be the Manatee - fat and a little ugly, but yet sort of endearing...

ExFATboy,
After reading that I started thinking about it...It sort of looks like a Manatee with wings!!

The A380 is quite an aircraft, even with its Manatee looks. I'm ready to see how well it actually performs! Any new rumors on when this new beast is going to fly??
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Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 24):
jacobin777,
I cant believe you called her a MONSTROSITY, she may not have the grace of the 747 but what does the 747 is the 747 and the A380 is the A380 both have their ups and downs. Anyway its not all about looks its if SHE is successful.

The A380 seems fine to me ugly or beautiful, all that concerns me is if it flies or not.

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Quoting Gearup (Reply 21):

The 747 is the Queen of the breaker's yard and NOT the Queen of the skies anymore!

rather childish..........."Queen" in this sense refers to elegance...this thing has NO elegance........ the 747 has withstood the test of time, has flown an aggregate of hundreds of millions of miles, tens of thousands of takeoffs and landings, and 40 years later, is still formidable to the new beast...this Monstrosity of an aircraft is being "hailed" as the "queen of the skies" and it has yet to even roll down the runway....... silly 

Quoting Backfire (Reply 23):
There's something quite disturbing about hearing people talk about aircraft like they want to shag them

lol..i was thinking of the same thing when I read some of the posts  yes 

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 24):
Anyway its not all about looks its if SHE is successful.

of course, this topic wasn't even about the viability or success of the monstrosity....if you want to put a "SHE" tag on it, maybe "Medusa" would would be an apt title..... Big grin

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 24):
jacobin777,
I cant believe you called her a MONSTROSITY,

mon·stros·i·ty
n. pl. mon·stros·i·ties

1 One that is monstrous.
2 The quality or character of being monstrous

something hideous or frightful; "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"

adj. The quality of being monstrous (see `Overgeneralization' in the
discussion of jargonification).

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:33 am

HUGE!!!

This picture drastically makes the South-African A340 on the background shrimp. (If it is a A340?...). The A380 Tail looks twice as big.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:33 am

The A380 will be a great plane, but beautiful it is not. It looks like a guppy that spent too much time with Jason Giambi.
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:46 am

For me the most beautiful thing about any aircraft is how seemingly effortlessly they fly, no matter how huge or ugly they may be. Maybe one day we can appreciate the A380 in this way.  wink 
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:49 am

The all white fuselage doesn't do it justice, i find a lot of all white planes look crap.

I'm getting used to her though. She isn't the prettiest plane ever (that's the A345 or 747) but she's not offfensive to my eyes.
 
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Since every one was going back and forth on which looks better the A380 or 747 I thought I would stand up for Mcdonnell Douglas since they made 2 really sweet looking aircraft  duck 



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I can't wait until the A380 comes out!
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:50 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 31):
rather childish..........."Queen" in this sense refers to elegance...this thing has NO elegance........ the 747 has withstood the test of time, has flown an aggregate of hundreds of millions of miles, tens of thousands of takeoffs and landings, and 40 years later, is still formidable to the new beast...this Monstrosity of an aircraft is being "hailed" as the "queen of the skies" and it has yet to even roll down the runway.......

Get a life! did'nt you see the emoticon, I am only having some fun! Some of the folks from the US side of the pond are rather hysterical about this subject!!!!!!!

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Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:54 am

I personally don't think that "thing" looks very good at all. Kinda ugly really.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:27 am

I get a good chuckle out of you nea-sayers who think Airbus will send, literally, hundreds of millions of dollar (not to mention a DECADE of time) developing the A380 and the armchair quarterbacks question their engineering continously on these forums.

I have only one question...WHAT MAKES YOU THINK IT WILL NOT FLY?

You know, the the cliche is "those that can do, those that can't teach." Well, to fit that into these forums..."those you have the know how, work in the aerospace industry, those do don't, sit and ponder silly worries at their computer screens."

No offense meant. I'm sure she'll fly just as well as every other airplane out there. And she'll do so as gracefully as the 747, A340 and the DC-3.

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IMO, WhaleJet is the perfect monicker for the A388, it's perfectly descriptive without being patently derisive.
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I think it looks pretty good, though not Airbus' typically gracefulness. I am just excited for aviation this year...we have the 772LR and the A380 to talk about!
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99 % inhere are yanks hating this absolutely beauty! Shame on ya! *lol*

Its called jelousy...

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It's not an attractive aircraft IMO and I live in Bristol, near Filton where they make the wings!
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Some people are still getting worked-up over the A380. GET OVER IT GUYS!!!!!
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Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:46 am

way to go Carl!
Although I have no problem with the A380(which is totally awesome) grace and all that goes to the MD-11 for me...
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I seem to remember in a poll last year the MD-11, which economically was pretty disastrous for McDonnell (and arguably the pax airlines which flex it), beat the T7, which is clearly economically highly successful for Boeing and the airlines which fly it, hands down in a "beauty contest".

There is therefore no correlation between success and aesthetics, and no inferences should be drawn on one's view of the A380's success based on an opinion on its aesthetics. It is a reasonable position to believe it will be a success for Airbus whilst also believing it is hideously ugly.

I believe it will be successful for Airbus. I believe it is hideous. I will fly it once, but then pay to avoid it because I do not want to be stuck in the air with 550+ other people. My mother works for BAe, who own 20% of Airbus or something like that.

Go figure. Get over it.
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I think the A380 bashers are missing the point here, this is a significant event in aviation history, if it looked like a 777 or a A340 you'd all be going

"D'uh, this looks boring, woulda thought Airbus would have shown some initiative or innovation"

We now have a new plane to spot, one that can't be mistaken for anything else and that is soooo cool! That pic of the engine starting just blew me away, IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!

Suck it up and enjoy yourselves for once, after this I shall be getting all excited about the first 787 pics. Vive La Differance!!! (sorry if my French is crap!!)

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We, the undersigned, do hereby consent.....
 
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Quoting AirEMS (Reply 36):
Long live the DC-10 and MD-11!!!!

Since every one was going back and forth on which looks better the A380 or 747 I thought I would stand up for Mcdonnell Douglas since they made 2 really sweet looking aircraft


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