|Quoting Mariner (Reply 6):|
Huh? Admittedly it is only a paper plane, but that 787 nose is a long way from aesthetically pleasing to me.
That is a matter of your opinion, not related to my point.
My point was that for the 787, B is taking aesthetics into account. They are not an afterthought to aerodynamics, as is true on so many other models at this point.
Whether you like the look is your opinion. Fine. But you can not deny that B wants you to THINK about the look.
On the 777, which I like, B made the most generic, plain plane you could possible build. To a certain degree, it has a "perfect" proportion to it (772), and you can appreciate it for that. But it isn't exciting.
The A380 is a plane that was about size first, efficiency second, looks maybe 4th, if not lower down the list. There were things that A could have done rather easily to improve the looks, but it wasn't a priority, and honestly, I agree with that philosophy for that jet.
And this lack of aesthetic focus shows, from the behemoth wingbox to the giant bald forehead, to the location of the cockpit, to the giant A318 proportions. But it doesn't diminish the enormity of the jet or the impressiveness of the effort.
I also agree that the wings are the most imposing feature of the A388. They are just beyond massive. The tail is out of proportion though, much like a 736 or an A318, so tall to keep the thing in a straight line because of the wingspan.
And I too think that the A389 will come into it's own as the plane that looks "right" of the family.
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