GBan
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:12 am

Obviously THIS thing will never fly!

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Of course I'm very sorry if anybody expected anything different when clicking this thread  Wink

BTW the stone model is located in the "Flugwerft Schleißheim" an aviation museum near Munich belonging to the "Deutsche Museum".
 
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:16 am

That is so cool, though I'm not sure I'd like to see the plane in those colors.  Wink Is it an actual stone carving, or is it made of concrete or some other material?
 
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:16 am

That is very cool! I was pleased to see this thread was not another "The A380 is overweight and airlines are not happy". Thanks for sharing.

[Edited 2006-03-19 18:17:25]
 
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:27 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 1):
Is it an actual stone carving

It is stone carving. Unfortunately I forgot to note the name of the guy who did it.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
That is very cool! I was pleased to see this thread was not another "The A380 is overweight and airlines are not happy" thread. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome.
 
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
That is very cool! I was pleased to see this thread was not another "The A380 is overweight and airlines are not happy". Thanks for sharing.

indeed , I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead Big grin
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:32 am

Quoting BR076 (Reply 4):
I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead

I'm thinking the same thing  Smile.
It must have taken ages for this person to do the sculpture.
 
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:44 am

Aaaargh. Boeing are getting into super-light plastics while Airbus tries out stone!  banghead 

NAV20 was right all along...!
 
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A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:47 am

It will fly. As long as it's flying inside a 748F front loader!  Wink
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting BR076 (Reply 4):
indeed , I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead

The little joke was too much for some moderator. My intentionally misleading title ("A380 heavy as stone") has been changed.
 
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting GBan (Reply 8):
Quoting BR076 (Reply 4):
indeed , I think there are quite some posters who are disappointed when they open this thead

The little joke was too much for some moderator. My intentionally misleading title ("A380 heavy as stone") has been changed.

Probably Keesje.
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:09 pm

Very cool.. how big is this model?
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:08 pm

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 10):
Very cool.. how big is this model?

It is about 1,50 m in length. Here you have another view. It was a bit difficult to shoot, since the outside area was closed and I hat to shoot through the window.

Big version: Width: 1273 Height: 505 File size: 162kb
 
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:28 pm

All I could think was...

When its time to deplane at the Pearly gates
Nothing says "I loved planes" better than the Stone A380.
Made of high quality polished Granite, this stone is premier for the Aviation Enthusiast's "Final Flight".

Also available are
White Marble MD-11
Polished Black Granite 707
And the ever popular Connie in black Marble.
We also customize to your favorite aircraft

Sorry for being so dark...this was my first impression
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:20 pm

Obviously the Airbus developers took the expression "rocks in their heads" that one step further  Smile

Very nice work by the artist/sculpturer!!
 
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:21 pm

What a piece of art! I wonder how much that model weighs... Kudos to the artist

One might assume that Airbus built the A380 based on that model's size to weight ratio, thus the overweight result..  rotfl 
 
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:06 pm

looks great! whens it on ebay

i think the nose is wrong though isn't it. cockpit is in line with the bottom row of windows and it should be between the 2, nose looks less stumpy. however both errors look like an improvement on the actual aircraft!
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:14 pm

Quoting GBan (Thread starter):
THIS thing will never fly!

That reminds me of some A-Netters' (in)famous words before the real A380 took off for the 1st time, haha.  Wink

This is a great model...would look pretty cool in my frontyard!!! Thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:52 pm

Quoting GBan (Reply 11):
It is about 1,50 m in length. Here you have another view

Cool.. Thanks!
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RE: A380 Stone Model

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:25 am

Gary2880:"i think the nose is wrong though isn't it. cockpit is in line with the bottom row of windows and it should be between the 2, nose looks less stumpy"


That is exactly what I was thinking, however I still think it is a great work of art, and by no means should the artist rendition necessarily have to match the actual aircraft!

however, I may be one of the very few who actually thinks the nose of the A380 actually looks cool and suits the aircraft perfectly! I love the way Airbus designers decided to make it NOT all sleek but rather bulky.

that way it doesn't look like a 747 wanabe, but a plane of its own league!
 Wink
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