bhxdtw
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Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:01 pm

http://www.flightlevel350.com/video_streaming.php?id=286

Isnt that just amazing !!!
It looks like its not going to go anywhere !!

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wedgetail737
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:16 pm

That's truly amazing. I saw the AN-225 take off from LAS once from my hotel window at the MGM a couple of years ago.
 
bhxdtw
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:22 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
I saw the AN-225 take off from LAS once from my hotel window at the MGM a couple of years ago.

I so want to see one in the flesh !!!

We had one at EMA not long ago... unfortunatley missed it tho !!
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:28 pm

Now I thought the A343 had a slow rotation!!  Smile
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:51 pm

What was the Vr and V2? I think that was slow... or was it just due to the size that it looked slow?
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:52 pm

Nice to see the wing raise. I wonder why they made them so flexible.
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bhxdtw
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 5):
Nice to see the wing raise. I wonder why they made them so flexible.

I guess with that weight you'd need flexible wings... the stress would be enourmous with those 3 engines also !!  boggled 
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:23 pm

Truly amazing!! I can't believe that rotation...
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:27 pm

Unlike BHXDTW was fortunate enough to be at NEMA to see the An-225 go out - I was right at the end of the runway when the giant came towards me with just over 100 tonnes of gifts for under priveledged children on board.

The An-225 was no more than 50ft above my head - the sight was awesome, the whole sky filled with aeroplane - and the noise!!!

I only live 10 minutes away from NEMA and I must have gone to see this aircraft half a dozen times. It doesn't matter how often you see it, you still can't believe it! We have An-124's in all the time from Polet, Antonov and Volga Dnepr but they pale into insignificance in comparisom.
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:28 pm

Wow.. that's all I can say!

It amazes me how these birds get off the ground!
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:29 pm

That was truly cool to see!  bigthumbsup 

Reminds me so much of what we always used to say about the C-5's - it's not that the An-225 takes off so much as the ground just seems to fall away from underneath it ...
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Asturias
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:30 pm

Wow. That was one slow rotation! Big grin

It didn't look like the An-225 was close to Vr when it rotated. Slow slow but damn it took off. Very cool wing flex. That was the only hint that the plane was closing in on Vr.

cheers

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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:31 pm

You don´t want to stop that bird just before take-off, seem like it would need a longer runway to abort a take-off?
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:34 pm

wow. I cant believe how huge the elevator surfaces are. ENORMOUS. The twin rudders also look coool...rarely do you see something like this, either in photograph or in video. Very cool.

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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 am

Due to the weight of the materials in the wing, all wings will droop a designed amount. Thats just the characteristic of the spar material as characterized by stress and strain coefficients. Consequently, when lift is applied (the opposite of gravity), the wings will bend upwards. A properly designed wing of a large airplane will droop noticeably, as to keep it not noticeable would require a lot more material in the spars which is added weight. Make the material just enough for the design loads (think the 1.5 factor that has been discussed on the A380 test) and you get a functional wing that is just heavy enough to function properly but not too heavy that it eats up weight allotment for passenger and cargo. The wing of the B-47 and B-52 has amazing amounts of flex, over 15 feet. In a high stress environment, updrafts and downdrafts, the wings almost look like they're flapping like a bird....very cool.
 
bhxdtw
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:55 am

Im glad I posted this now...
Ive watched this hundreds of times and just thought today,
'hmm I wonder if anyone on a.net has seen this' ..

Glad you all enjoyed it !!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:51 am

I wish Antonov would assemble the second one. Most of the parts are supposed to be already in existence - unless they've been used to keep the first one flying.
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:28 am

In a way, I wonder why Boeing doesn't contract Antonov to build additional AN-225's to be 787 part transporters. They (Boeing) save a lot of time and money in modifying a 747-400 into LCA's.
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:10 pm

Absolutely amazing video! Does anybody know what the rate of climb is on one of those things?
 
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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:48 pm

I watched it land at EMA, the following morning I drove to work along the A52 into Derby (about 10 miles north with nothing in between so you can see EMA quite clearly).

Normally you can make out the tower, but from the A52 you could actually see the huge white blob on the ground that day!  Smile

Quoting DrupyUSE (Reply 18):
Does anybody know what the rate of climb is on one of those things?

The AN-225 is the only aircraft I know with a rate of climb in single digits  Wink

+1fpm....+2fpm.....rotate....+3fpm....

 Wink

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RE: Check This Video Out (Antonov225)

Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:19 pm




Quoting StudentFlyer (Reply 4):
What was the Vr and V2? I think that was slow... or was it just due to the size that it looked slow?

The percieved speed is an optical illusion that has to do with the time it takes the aircraft to travel a distance equal to it's own length. Generally, the longer the aircraft, the slower it seems to travel.

That's why aircraft like 747s and AN-225s seem to progress through the air slowly, while short/small aircraft like the BD-5J seem to be travelling at 400 kts when in fact they're flying about half that speed.




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