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seachaz
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First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:58 pm

What a night, after a lot of waiting the doors finally open and this is what I saw! (The black line is a power line in the way - sorry couldn't avoid it)

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First 787!! Doors on assembly line have just opened.


Making her way in front of one of the 747 assembly line doors:

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Over by the paint hangers:

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(sorry for killing my original thread, needed to change some things)
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:00 pm

Well shoot...I guess I'll just congratulate you again. Great shots.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:01 pm

Wow, what a beautiful aircraft!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:04 pm

Great shots! Thanks for making the effort for the rest of us to enjoy!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:05 pm

Even without paint she makes me excited! Thanks for sharing with us. The wait was certainly more than worth it  Smile
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:07 pm

Oh my God!!!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:10 pm

WOW, great pictures. Thanks for sharing them! Does anyone know whether the "stuffing" of this AC was started before heading to the paint shop or is it a bare shell at this time? Thanks, Ciao
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:13 pm

Great pictures. Congrats on the scoop!  champagne 


It's nice to finally see the complete aircraft. It does not have the triangular windows or the "shark fin" tail like the early renderings but the designers have done a good job in creating a distinctive look to the aircraft. The nose section in particular looks very cool. I would like to eventually see some pictures of the 787 parked next to a 767 or 777 so that I can get a better idea of it's proportions.
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:17 pm

The illustrations of the 787 haven't made it look particularly special but these photos show that it will indeed be quite a looker. The proportions look spot on (right down to those HUGE engines!), the nose is serious and dignified, the tail 'works' and the wingtips are stylish. The only thing I don't like is the rather twee nosewheel. Maybe It'll look better in real life.

So, 9 out of 10. Well done, Seattle!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:19 pm

Quoting SEAchaz (Thread starter):
What a night, after a lot of waiting the doors finally open and this is what I saw! (The black line is a power line in the way - sorry couldn't avoid it)

Excellent photos SEAchaz, thank you for taking the time to share it with us.  Smile

Well like I said previously the 787 is turning out to be very beautiful. I can hardly wait to see it fully painted, then I'm sure the true beauty will be revealed.  Smile

Is it just me or does the 787-8 look kind of stubby? I would imagine that the 787-9 and possibly the 787-10 will look even better. Its only a shame that Boeing did not adopt the 787-3 winglets onto the 787-8/9.  Sad

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:19 pm

Great photos, thanks for posting these!
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:25 pm

There's just something about the way Boeing makes her wings that I think is incredibly sexy.  cutie  Those wings sweep up already at rest, just imagine how much they'll sweep up in flight! (I realize that the wings are not burdened down with the weight of fuel.)

What a great looking aircraft. I can't wait to see her in flight! Great photos SEAchaz! Thanks for waiting up all night!
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:28 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 9):
Is it just me or does the 787-8 look kind of stubby?

Very much so and these photos don't really show it either. I was amazed when I got a full side view of its profile of just how much it's shape changes (sorry no photos, police were busy with us at that point in the show). Anyways hard to explain but hopefully someone has a shot showing what I mean.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:28 pm

trying again, maybe this thread will survive...

Brilliant photos, SEAChaz!

The engines are HUGE! Aren't they about the same diameter as a MD80 fuselage? Aside from the clever nose, that's the most distinctive feature, I think.

In the earlier thread someone had this point(can't recall who, and I should give credit, sorry, but this isn't my original thought): Aficianados and those in the industry are rightfully impressed at the huge advancement the 787 represents. And it's a handsome plane, too. On the wet blanket side of the argument, the general public will take only passing notice, and the rollout will make page 2 of the business section or later in the evening news broadcast. If it were Sonic Cruiser, however, it would be front page news, and EVERYONE would notice. Purely from a superficial outward appearance. If only economics and aerodynamics didn't trump art.

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:33 pm

Was not expecting the 767 style tail cone....and those motors are huge....there is going to be a whole new program of FOD cleanup with these birds....as well as pavement repair at older airports to make sure these things don't ingest breaking asphalt and concrete like the 777 encountered as some fields. (and then you study the pix and see how small the people are...whoa momma!)
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:34 pm

WOW!!!!!!

It only really hits you how close the Dreamliner is to flight when you see it fully assembled. Its also quite a looker in the flesh!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:37 pm

SEAchaz,

Thanks for great photos!

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:37 pm

Wow, these are the pictures we've all been waiting for for like what...5 years? Great to see it finally come to reality. It looks great! Now we'll all be waiting for the rollout, power up, first flight and delivery and eventually we'll see them here in DTW!!!

I just want to edit to say thanks for the great photos!

I want to add something else.....why are the engine cowlings white? Weren't they saying a while back that they should make them all grey to make them more efficient? Did they abandon that idea?

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:42 pm

Thanks very much... I had been waiting for these pics for years!

Great points:
-Overall shape
-Engine size
-Trailing edge of the engines
-Really looks like a E170 on steroids to me...!

The only disapointment is the shape of the wings on the ground: I wish they were more curved upwards.

Thanks again anyway.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:44 pm

Well done, Chaz!  thumbsup 

As I said in the other thread, I think the nose has an uncanny resemblance to the Caravelle I'd never noticed before. Perhaps we'll have something other than a run-of-the-mill twin tooling around. The artist's renderings never really captured the classic beauty the real thing seems to have.
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:44 pm

Great pictures !

Though, can someone tell me why the nose ins't painted as in this picture :
http://forumst.free.fr/image.php?ima...um%253D1%2526hl%253Den&frame=small

Or maybe it isn't this particular nose section used in the dreamliner one and Spirit just painted it for the show ?
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:54 pm

I have to agree that's a very beautiful looking aircraft! Is it my imagination or are those engines absolutely immense? Whilst they don't detract from the overall beauty, they seem way out of proportion... Many thanks for the pics....
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:03 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 19):
I think the nose has an uncanny resemblance to the Caravelle I'd never noticed before.

Yes it has.

Very beautiful, can't wait to see the painted version Big grin


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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:03 pm

Quoting Blue_angel (Reply 20):
Or maybe it isn't this particular nose section used in the dreamliner one and Spirit just painted it for the show ?

That was a test frame built for production testing.

Nice photos, shes looking pretty good!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:09 pm

Is the whole 787 project on target and will the first deliveries be on time, think ANA receives the first plane?
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:14 pm

Quoting SEAchaz (Reply 12):
Very much so and these photos don't really show it either. I was amazed when I got a full side view of its profile of just how much it's shape changes (sorry no photos, police were busy with us at that point in the show). Anyways hard to explain but hopefully someone has a shot showing what I mean.

Thanks for that SEAchaz. I'm starting to believe that the 787-9 will end up being the most popular variant of all the 787 family despite the 787-8 currently having the largest backlog of them all.

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:14 pm

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 24):
think ANA receives the first plane?

Yep, and I'm well placed to fly on it!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:18 pm

Wow.. it is finally getting there! Congratulations Boeing and thanks for bringing a new exciting model for us fans to enjoy  Smile

I can't wait to see it painted and ready to roll. First flight will be exciting as well.

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:20 pm

Great shots - lovely looking aircraft. I particularly like the way the engine cowling is "serrated" (I'm sure there's a better word for that!!), but great to see it in the flesh, so to speak, at last!

It's a fine looking aircraft, no doubt about it!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:21 pm

Well done sir! Nice to know there's a fellow insomniac based up near KPAE, armed with a good camera. Big grin

Great shots. Lookin' forward to seeing 787 fly!
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:24 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 19):
As I said in the other thread, I think the nose has an uncanny resemblance to the Caravelle I'd never noticed before

You're quite right there, maybe another example of classic designs coming into fashion again?

A nice looking plane she is! I had thought though that the wingtips would be more curved and the cabin windows larger.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:24 pm

Again great shots and thanks for sharing. Those big engines look like she'll be getting off the runway really quick!! It's a shame these shots weren't available 10-days ago. I think it could have headed off some silly questions directed at Carson & Co. at PAS2007.

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:28 pm

Beautiful machine!!! Can't wait to see her flying.

Cheers,

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PS@SEAchaz: thanks for sharing the very nice shots!!!
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:29 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 28):
I particularly like the way the engine cowling is "serrated" (I'm sure there's a better word for that!!),

Those are the chevrons , installed to cut the noise from the engines
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:30 pm

Thanks to show us the first pictures of the bread and butter aircraft of tomorrow. I expected the 787 to look a bit more dramatic, its not that stunning to my eyes, quite ordinary even. Pretty it is, yes, but I can´t say Wow! The nose and the engines are the best-looking parts.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:33 pm

It sorta reminds me of a 739 w/o winglets. The 783 is going to look like a 737 on steroids. The engines reminds me of a 757 - the way they're huge in comparison to the A/C.

Beautiful pictures sir! Excellent work!
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:37 pm

What also amazes me is that the wing tips are near the top of the fusalage in height. I can't wait to see what they look like just after rotation and above ground effect when she's fully loaded for a 8000 mile hop. She'll look like she has winglets. She looks great from the rear too!!

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:46 pm

Hmmmm.....

No overwing exits.

This plane will look good when it is finally painted and photographed in better light.

The nose seems to have some proportions of the Caravelle, but also a but of the aggressive look of the 757.

I like it and hope it will be as comfortable as my favorite wide body to ride on, the 767. (I like the 2-3-2 seating).

Maybe I'll get to fly one in the next few years!! Big grin
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:47 pm

Thanks a million, SEAchaz, wonderful shots.

Geoffrey de Havilland, who designed a fair few beautiful aeroplanes in his time, once summed up his design philosophy as, "I like a thing to look right. If it does not, although I may not be able to prove it wrong scientifically, I have often found out later that it is."

I think he'd be as pleased as we are with the 787. Sure does 'look right.'  Smile
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:51 pm

Awesome Photos! Thank you very much for a great wake up call!

This brings a lump tp my throat. It beautiful and I cannot wait until July 8th.

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:52 pm

Quoting NA (Reply 34):
I expected the 787 to look a bit more dramatic, its not that stunning to my eyes, quite ordinary even

What did you expect? That boeing invented aviation in a complete new way? Two pairs of wings? There are some physics that have to be fulfilled..  Smile

I like it and can't wait to see it in full colours, or even airborne  hyper 

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:02 pm

Great picture of a great looking aircraft, with a nice livery the B787 will look really fantastic.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:03 pm

SEAchaz,

Wonderful pics. These must be the first publically shared photos in the world of the amazing beast.

Your first pic is beautiful - the layout, the colours . . . it captures the mood and excitement so well.

The thing looks rather thoughful.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:09 pm

Quoting KLM772ER (Reply 40):
What did you expect? That boeing invented aviation in a complete new way? Two pairs of wings?

No, but what I expect from this forum is the allowance to be critical, and not be attacked when I don´t join the choir of claqueurs. I don´t deny the 787 looks good, a lot better than the 767, and a bit better than the 777 it replaces, but its not the best thing since sliced bread. For my taste there are too many Hurrahs for a rather conventional looking twinjet. Seems the crowd is very easy to please.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:10 pm

Quoting Jumpjet (Reply 21):
I have to agree that's a very beautiful looking aircraft! Is it my imagination or are those engines absolutely immense? Whilst they don't detract from the overall beauty, they seem way out of proportion... Many thanks for the pics....

I was noticing how large they were as well. Proportionally, the engines on the 787 look larger than the engines on the 777.

It's amazing how engine size can affect the perceptions of an aircraft, isn't it? Case in point, I think of how the small engines on the original A340's reinforced my opinion that the planes were unattractive throwbacks to planes from the '60's and '70's. Meanwhile, the larger engines on A340-500 and 600 planes make them seem more modern and attractive.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:13 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 9):
Excellent photos SEAchaz, thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

Agreed WINGS, congrats to SEAchaz for a job well done. And congrat to Boeing as well. She is truly a beautiful airplane and I can't wait to see her in colors.

I dont think that other than the A-380 there has been an aircraft that I have been able to watch develop this closely. I think that the credit for this goes to the dedicated people here on the forum that have made it possible: MY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:20 pm

Quoting Saab2000 (Reply 37):
No overwing exits.

I suspect there will be provision for emergency exits over the wing....
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:21 pm

One of the best threads ever! Thanks a million.

It sure looks like a 767-200 proportionally. Plenty of room to grow.
 
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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:22 pm

Quoting NA (Reply 43):
No, but what I expect from this forum is the allowance to be critical, and not be attacked when I don´t join the choir of claqueurs. I don´t deny the 787 looks good, a lot better than the 767, and a bit better than the 777 it replaces, but its not the best thing since sliced bread. For my taste there are too many Hurrahs for a rather conventional looking twinjet. Seems the crowd is very easy to please.

I agree to a point. I think that it is more conventional looking than I expected. Looks like a chubby 757 or slightly remodeled 767. I am sure that will change when it's painted and we see it in it's real glory.

This is very similar to how I felt when the A380 appeared. IMHO, there was nothing groundbreaking about it. It simply went one step further in length of upper deck, size of wing, number of wheels, weight of plane, etc. Furthermore, I did not (and still don't) find it to be attractive. Nevertheless, so many others saw it remarkable.

It all comes down to personal tastes.

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RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:31 pm

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 14):
and then you study the pix and see how small the people are...whoa momma!)

I didn't even think of doing that until you said something. Her incredible size is actually misleading if you look at the plane as a single entity without placing objects around her in perspective. The white car with the flashing yellow lights at the end of her port side really brought the size of this beauty into focus. I initially noticed the huge engines but looking at the car is a stunning visual representation of the size of this newest Boeing baby!

Kudos to you SEAchaz for the stunning photography. The shot I am referring to, regarding her proportional size in relation to the white car, is now the background of my PC!!

Incidentally, I must plead ignorance on one point and would appreciate some information. How many pax will the 787 carry is an all Y-class configuration at 32" pitch?

Quoting PM (Reply 26):
Yep, and I'm well placed to fly on it!

Looking for a new best friend?  biggrin 
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