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How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:01 am

The subject line says it all - enjoy this Google video  Smile


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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:14 am

Cool stuff. Gives you a sense of awe for how ANY aircraft is built by skilled professionals.
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:16 am

VERY cool!

Thanks!

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:24 am

Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

In these towns the hulls and wings go through, how are the local town folk taking to it all?

Seems like an awful lot of trouble for just one airplane, and they got to do it, what, 135 or so odd times?

Amazing still...Great video, makes it all looks so EASY!
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:34 am

to me I think that time lapses are the coolest things. Imagine how much raw footage they must have gone through to make 7 minuets of video that was sped up 99% of the time.

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:48 am

Quoting JHSfan (Thread starter):

Many thanks JHSfan. It's absolutely fascinating.

They should get those guys to paint the Forth Bridge !!
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:01 am

That vid was awesome, that wing a fuselage looked like it was going to take out the building in some of those shots.
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:39 am

Very cool. Great editing.
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

yes...they will have to........they even showed in on the National Geographic Documentary.....it was cool to watch part of the plane go within a few feet of many of the houses.....


and it is a VERY COOL video........I can't wait until something is released on DVD, I'm probably going to pick it up....


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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:48 am

Glad you like it....I uploaded it !

It's free to view and download.

[Edited 2006-03-10 19:59:51]
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:52 am

Quoting Finkenwerder (Reply 9):
Glad you like it....I uploaded it !

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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:40 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

They have plans to build the A-399 Super Beluga at some point in the future! Big grin But, seriously, they do have to do this every time, as there is no aircraft large enough to carry the parts.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Seems like an awful lot of trouble for just one airplane, and they got to do it, what, 135 or so odd times?

Many are hoping it happens a lot more than 135 times.
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 11):
But, seriously, they do have to do this every time, as there is no aircraft large enough to carry the parts.

I thought they are planning to make roads around the cities to make transport less problematic?
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:22 am

Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 12):
I thought they are planning to make roads around the cities to make transport less problematic?

Its a village, not a city, and yes theres a bypass either planned or under construction.
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:45 am

I thought it would have taken a lot more that 7 mins to build an A380. But then you never know these days. Big grin

I thought it was a great video though.
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:13 am

Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost. They should have set up their plant in Dubai and build in all in one place. Plenty of space there Big grin
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:49 am

Thanks for the video ,I liked the fast to slow changes; nice touch ! Gives me a new
perspective on building a model airplane, granted Airbus has the largest assembly kit in the world!
Is there a tour available of the assembly hall ? It would a rush to see the first 12 hours
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:48 am

I'm glad that my posting is well recieved by everyone.
A big thanks to Finkenwerder for putting it on the net.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 14):
I thought it would have taken a lot more that 7 mins to build an A380. But then you never know these days.

Sometimes it takes a lot of preparation, and then it all over just after a few minutes - that's life.
By getting police escorte Airbus awoids getting a speeding ticket for going very fast through the countryside. I do not think there will be a factory tour, more likely a "Formular A380 race".

Quoting Poitin (Reply 15):
Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost.

New roads could be paid partly by public money, 'cause others might benefit from it. Please no A versus B war here, thanks.

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 16):
liked the fast to slow changes

I wonder if Boeing is going to see this a challenge, when it comes to assembly videos. The future video for the 787 must be just as innovative as the plane itself.

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:03 am

Have to say I still do not like the looks of the A380 but after seeing that video again I have to say that the A380 is truly a modern marvel of engineering on a massive scale! Also what is the real-time assembly on the A380, like 2-3 weeks from assembly to paint?
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:17 pm

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18):
Have to say I still do not like the looks of the A380

She is really starting to grow on me. I thought she was real ugly for a while but not any more
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:04 pm

during the painting process some guys were walking straight down the top, peeling off the masking! imagine the fall from that height!
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:12 pm

Very cool video.Thanks
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:22 pm

Id love to be in the towns there.

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:34 pm

Fantastic! Thanks for the link!
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:44 pm

Quoting Poitin (Reply 15):
Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost. They should have set up their plant in Dubai and build in all in one place. Plenty of space there Big grin

I find it quite revealing that you still find a way to spin this sarcastically.

This is just a video of some impressive industrial processes.

And by the way the very logistical nightmare you allude of is actually more a source of efficiency than of costs. Airbus was so successful with their double-that-of-competitor margins that Boeing even copied the very idea of assembling big, prefabricated parts.

So please: 1) grow up 2) stop hijacking every thread about the A380 3) get your facts straights.

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:11 pm

Wow, thats quite impressive. Theres one floating around for the A340-600 which is assembled quite differently to the A380. Are there any videos like this floating around for Boeing aircraft? I would be quite intrested to see them as well
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:15 pm

very cool thanks for sharing
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:29 pm

Good video. Excellent views of things most people will never get to see, such as the pylon attachment fitting to the wing. Runs just a little too fast though.
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:06 pm

 bigthumbsup 

Thanks for Sharing the Video. Good stuff! The 380 is simply "AWSOME"
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:25 pm

Thanks for sharing , really great video.

Hope to see this BIG bird in MEX soon.
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:44 pm

wow!, that was pretty neat, Thanks for sharing.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:45 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 26):
Wow, thats quite impressive. Theres one floating around for the A340-600 which is assembled quite differently to the A380. Are there any videos like this floating around for Boeing aircraft? I would be quite intrested to see them as well

I will upload this one next....
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:57 pm

Hey, nice video. I love the part where the trucks are going through the town.
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:36 pm

Quoting Finkenwerder (Reply 32):
I will upload this one next....

Can't wait to see that one.
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:42 pm

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
how are the local town folk taking to it all?

Not so well as excepted. They're complaining it comes too close to their houses and the flashing lights and bright lights keeps them up at night.


Look at those long bars they're turning when they're mounting the engines!

[Edited 2006-03-11 08:59:52]
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:51 pm

Jeepers! The hangars and equipment used to build the thing are as epic as the A380 itself!!
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:53 pm

I didn't know that the horizontal stabilizers are a single part. So the styrofoam airplanes I loved as a child weren't that far off after all.  Smile

Another thing I noticed is that the gear bays get partly covered up after the gear is lowered. Why is that? When gear is down anyway, the additional drag caused by the open doors is negligible, isn't it? Do other airplanes do this?
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:12 pm

Excellent ! Like 2 c more  Big grin
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:20 pm

My god, that was an amazing bit of footage
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:03 pm

Quoting Poitin (Reply 15):
Wonder how much money all those boats, trucks, midnight trips through narrow village streets cost? Probably add many million euros to the cost

Not nearly as much as you might think. The major shippings will add about E1.5m to costs per frame (or about 1% of actual selling prices).
Small percentage - still BIG money (E1.5m every WEEK).

Quoting Glacote (Reply 25):
And by the way the very logistical nightmare you allude of is actually more a source of efficiency than of costs. Airbus was so successful with their double-that-of-competitor margins that Boeing even copied the very idea of assembling big, prefabricated parts

And of course the reason they do it is because the overall process is MORE efficient

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18):
after seeing that video again I have to say that the A380 is truly a modern marvel of engineering on a massive scale!

I'll see if I can dig out the videos of some of the things "we" ship around (BAE SYSTEMS submarines) if you want to see some BIG stuff (how does 28m x 25m x 22m x 2 200 tonnes sound  Smile

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:17 pm

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 16):
Is there a tour available of the assembly hall ?

Not yet. Because of "plan Vigipirate" (terrorist threats). But some day the "old" tour will resume, and a new one for the A380 will start.... or so I hope Big grin
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:22 pm

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 40):
I'll see if I can dig out the videos of some of the things "we" ship around (BAE SYSTEMS submarines) if you want to see some BIG stuff (how does 28m x 25m x 22m x 2 200 tonnes sound

Now that's just showing off  Silly
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:45 pm

A little while ago there was a topic about the A346 "Being built in 4 minutes". Must be the same company that made both videos... Both were extremely cool to watch!
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:15 pm

Quoting JHSfan (Thread starter):

Just saw this... Excellent video! Many thanks for the link!

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:42 pm

Fun video to watch, thank you. Am amazed at the ground operation to get the pieces to one place. I'm all for 'collaboration,' but have to wonder if all the pieces can't be built in one location to save millions of euros in transportation. I'm sure that's not a new concept to my anet friends... still, the whale jet is beginning to grow on me. I look forward to her sprouting her spigget at JFK soon.
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:16 am

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 19):
She is really starting to grow on me. I thought she was real ugly for a while but not any more

Exactly my feeling. Especially when in real liveries and flying with gears retracted... it's massive and elegant at the same time... simply stunning!!! There are just a few angles when in flight when it's still strange...
Anyway... a milestone of aviation history...
The video is incredible!!!
Thanks for sharing... but how is it possible to download it? I can't find the way to do it...

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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:09 am

Quoting JHSfan (Thread starter):

I love the dramatic first landing.
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:22 am

Awesome. That is incredible footage!
 
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:23 am

Here's a construction question...what sort of welding technique is used to connect each section of the fuselage? Also, at what point is construction of the nose of the plane completed (not shown in the video)?
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RE: How To Build An Airbus A380 In About 7 Mins

Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
Do they need to go through the same ordeal for every one they build? I mean, closing down streets, police escorts, barges, trolleys, and who else knows what to get the parts to the assembly point?

It's only Toulouse, not the Hamptons... Isn't Industrialization fun!?
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