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Irksome Ugliness

Sun Jun 25, 2000 9:44 pm

is it just me or do others find the barrage of ugly winglets, butts and engines disturbing too? the worst ones being the winglets of the A310 and A320 family, the MD-11 takes the cake though in all round ugliness ugly pinched butt, ugly bulging tail engine intake, ugly, ugly winglets, the entire aircraft looks like a prototype in test, the B777 is no less with ugly thin tail seems like the rudders fell off some where and the MD aircraft style pinched sharp butt why are these ugly butts in? what happenet to the refined ends like the B767s and theDC-10s and DC-9s, which brings us to the B717 and the former MD aircraft based on the type, as if ugly pinched butt was not enough they had to add an ugly sharp blade like thing on top of the tail, other uglies include the cockpit area of the 777 looks like its been taken from the 767 and just snapped on one can clearly see the area where the two meet and its totaly out of place, unlike the flowing smoothness of other aircraft including the 747 so beautifully built,despite the obvious obstacles, and what about the ugly Rolls Royce engines and their clones powering the A320 family and the A340, ugly tails award goes to the A320 family too, just like theyve been snapped on, no smooth flow here like in the other airbus aircraft why? and what about the ugly stretched aircraft trend? was there any need to stretch the 757? and further stretch the 767 and adorn it with the ugliest of ugly winglets, the ugliest stretched aircraft award should go to eitherr the 777-300,757-300 or the A321, they all look totally out of proprtion.The Russian aircraft? ugly with ugly crude winglets and other protrusions, sad that the 727 has also gone in for the winglets as has the Boeing business jet, most unphotogenic aircraft on the ground award should go to the A340.I shudder to think what the stretched 747 is ging to look like.
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Sun Jun 25, 2000 9:49 pm

So are there any airplanes you like the look of then?
Aer Lingus
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Sun Jun 25, 2000 10:30 pm

Why the hell do you bother looking at the rear end of a plane !- 
As for winglets, there so small you hardly even notice them.
I agree with "Slappy", is there any plane you like ?
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Sun Jun 25, 2000 10:53 pm

For your information, the Boeing 777 is basically the same exact thing as the Boeing 767, just that the Boeing 777 offers greater range, and larger seating capacity. No wonder that cockpits look the same. My father flies the 777 for Continental, and I think that the 777 is one of the coolest looking planes out there.
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Sun Jun 25, 2000 10:58 pm

Planes are not designed to look nice! They are designed for efficiency!

Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Sun Jun 25, 2000 11:27 pm

I guess aesthetics dont count anymore,wouldnt be surprised if you guys find the stealth bomber beautiful,YUCK!,and yes i do appreciate the smooth flowing beauty and harmony of many airliners including the A310 despite the winglets, which is my favourite others are the A330200,B747300/400,A300,DC10,L1011-500, and DC9s right upto the MD83,the B707and 720s were my favourites in their days and the 757-200,767-200/300,727 and 737 are beautiful too, so is the concorde maybe now you can figure out what i mean exactly by the ugliness.

p.s the 777 is beautiful too, wouldve been better with a 767 style butt and a more flowing joint where the cockpit meets the fuselage, all the other airliners ive mentioned were beautisul too untill those ugly add ons were imposed in their designs, see how things can be misinterpreted?
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Mon Jun 26, 2000 12:11 am

In my opinion the MD-11 looks glorious and majestic and is the most beautiful aircraft around with its length and size, refined winglets and 3 engines, though admittedly it is not the most fuel-efficient aircraft around.
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RE: Irksome Ugliness

Tue Jun 27, 2000 5:05 am

You are hilarious with your pinched butt views! (I got the impression your post was facetious, no?)

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