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A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:25 pm

The size of the A380 vs human beings. Both plane and figures used in this demonstration are true to scale 1:200.

























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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:50 pm

I can testify to that. The thing is absolutly huge.



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Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:08 pm

She's actually pretty low to the ground...

I remember the awe I felt when I first walked the 747, 767 and 777 production floors. I knew these planes were big, but it is one thing looking at them from a terminal some 4-5m off the ground and quite another walking under them.

What impressed me most was an un-crated Trent 800. I knew her fan shroud was as big around as a 737, but having six of my friends stand side-by-side before it really brought it home.
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:18 pm

Check these pics of the A380 from up close and you get a real idea just how massive the thing is from a HUMAN perspective. It's hard to conceive how it gets off the ground, but then you start eye-balling the engines and it becomes real clear that those are not your ordinary jet engines!

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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:28 pm



Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
I remember the awe I felt when I first walked the 747, 767 and 777 production floors. I knew these planes were big, but it is one thing looking at them from a terminal some 4-5m off the ground and quite another walking under them.

At airshows I always find amazing how big even narrowbodies seem to be if you see them from ground level. On the other hand, when I saw the A380 for the first time at the ILA to my surprise it didn't seem that much bigger to me. Perhaps you just lose the feeling for the dimension since you have no comparision. My first impression was not "wow, THAT's big", it was rather, "okay, now I know how it looks like".

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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:43 pm



Quoting A350 (Reply 4):
it was rather, "okay, now I know how it looks like".

I can agree with that. I had seen pictures ad nauseum on here of the A380 and when finally laying my own eyes upon it for the first time, I felt like I knew who it was. The real feeling of overwhelming size became apparent when you get next to it, or climb aboard it. There is a sense of endlessness to the interior, but that may of had to do with the interior being removed in the one I was on. I'm sure it's different on those with an interior.

None the less, standing next to ANY jetliner is an experience all into itself. All jetliners, from 737's to A380's, are really big when you get close to one.
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:09 pm



Quoting A350 (Reply 4):
it was rather, "okay, now I know how it looks like".

I totally agree! I saw it in the infield area at SFO in early October. We were coming in on a 777 from ORD. I was kind of surprised also. I guess I expected it to be bigger.
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:20 pm

Here you go....something real:


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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:39 pm



Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 7):
Here you go....something real:

The marshal is standing a good bit behind the engine cowling in that pic. That really is just a trick on the eyes. The inside of the cowling measures 11 ft. high roughly.
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:04 pm



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
The marshal is standing a good bit behind the engine cowling in that pic. That really is just a trick on the eyes

Indeed. The subject the most in front of us is the engine, not the man. It's still a big engine, though!
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:38 pm

Got a few photos for you here!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0863.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0860.jpg



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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:44 pm



Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 1):
I can testify to that. The thing is absolutly huge.

Nice pics did you get inside??? What was the interior like???
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:57 am



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):

Good eyes, I did not notice that.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:25 am



Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Nice pics did you get inside??? What was the interior like???

I wasn't able to get inside, but my father did. He took some pics, and the interior looks pretty cool. There's that large bathroom with a window people were talkin about on the forums, forward and aft airstaris, gigantic galleys, etc... He was nice enough to get me one of the saftey cards from the seat pockets and a few other information packets about the A380.
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:22 am

What a technological marvel this aircraft is. The interior shots I've seen are impressive as well. Very contemporary and up to date. Does Boeing even have anything close to the technological edge this monster offers?
 
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:47 am



Quoting Enviroian (Reply 14):
Does Boeing even have anything close to the technological edge this monster offers?

The 787 will come close I believe.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:54 am

Here's one from LAX with a guard around the #4 engine

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Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:55 am



Quoting Enviroian (Reply 14):
Does Boeing even have anything close to the technological edge this monster offers?

Which technology would that be? The A380 is impressive, don't get me wrong, but most of the technology on it is incremental improvement over the prior generation. The only things that pops to mind for being totally new in this type of aircraft are the spoiler actuators, use of GLARE, and (I believe), LED cabin lighting. Don't forget, the A380 design started in the mid/late 90's. The 787 and A350 will both have 10-15 year technology jumps over the A380.

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Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:55 am



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 17):
The only things that pops to mind for being totally new in this type of aircraft are the spoiler actuators, use of GLARE, and (I believe), LED cabin lighting.

I think you left out a few... 5000 psi hydraulics, electro-hydraulic power-by-wire actuators (and just two hydraulic circuits instead of the usual three), ethernet-based modular avionics, direct sideslip sensing, variable frequency generators, etc.
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:26 am

When I see pictures like this I want to see how people compare to the Ukrainian guy; the 225...
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:12 am



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
The marshal is standing a good bit behind the engine cowling in that pic. That really is just a trick on the eyes. The inside of the cowling measures 11 ft. high roughly.

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Yea I noticed he was behind that would be too big!!
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:50 am

OK, OK, we get it! She's a big plane.

I'm one of the A380's biggest fans but even I'm getting tired of the size comparisons.

It's the biggest passenger jet in the world. We'll give you that. Now move on.
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:30 pm

What's the MTOW? I bet its close to a million pounds.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:41 pm



Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 18):
and just two hydraulic circuits instead of the usual three

Is that a good thing?
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:24 pm



Quoting A350 (Reply 4):
when I saw the A380 for the first time at the ILA to my surprise it didn't seem that much bigger to me

I saw the A380 at ILA too last summer, and I kind of agree. But then when I saw it get off the ground and into the air, I realized it's massive.
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:02 pm



Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 7):
Here you go....something real:

Wow, the engine is sooooo big.

Quoting JetMech (Reply 10):
Got a few photos for you here!

Great photos. Thank you for sharing.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:23 pm

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/RChangela/FWWEA2.jpg
 
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:18 pm



Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 22):
What's the MTOW? I bet its close to a million pounds.

Try OVER a million...1,235,000 lbs.
 
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:37 pm

The best view IMO to see the size is to stand behind and look fwd taking in the wings and tail (there is probably a pic somewhere on anet) truly massive from that view.
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:54 pm

Lots of space to shelter from the rain!
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:07 am



Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 18):
and just two hydraulic circuits instead of the usual three

I'm not sure if there actually is a "usual" number of hydraulic systems for an aircraft. The A380 actually does have three systems. IIRC, is has two of the traditional centralised systems with engine driven pumps and a network of distribution pipes. The third system, which is a back up system is of a decentralised design, that is, the actuators themselves are self contained with an electrically powered hydraulic pump and hydraulic fluid. There is no need for distribution lines with this third system.

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Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:57 am



Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 18):
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 17):
The only things that pops to mind for being totally new in this type of aircraft are the spoiler actuators, use of GLARE, and (I believe), LED cabin lighting.

I think you left out a few... 5000 psi hydraulics, electro-hydraulic power-by-wire actuators (and just two hydraulic circuits instead of the usual three), ethernet-based modular avionics, direct sideslip sensing, variable frequency generators, etc.

I would consider 5000 psi hydraulics to be an incremental change...there is no new hydraulic design involved, just higher pressure. Electrohydraulic actuators were in my head but I couldn't remember if the the A380 was the first one. I forgot about the avionics, good catch. I had no idea about the sideslip sensing, which is really cool. And the 737NG has been flying with a VFG for a long time (on the APU).

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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:49 pm



Quoting Cymro (Reply 28):
The best view IMO to see the size is to stand behind and look fwd taking in the wings and tail (there is probably a pic somewhere on anet) truly massive from that view.

I have a friend who got the eintire wing span in a shot like that at CVG. I got one similar to that, but it focused more on the tail and engines portion of the shot, not the whole shebang. You ar eright though, it is really large looking form that angle. The tail is just dramatic!
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:37 pm



Quoting Peh (Reply 21):
It's the biggest passenger jet in the world. We'll give you that. Now move on.

But it's not the longest. A340-600 and 777-300 are both slightly longer. That's often overlooked.
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:44 pm

One of my favorite moments when traveling to NRT is when the Pilot announces that we will be de-planing at a "Bus" gate. It is awesome to walk on the tarmac and see a 747, 777, MD-11, A332, A340 from the ground up. I know that I always look back at the aircraft that I have just left and think "...WOW, that plane just flew me accross the Pacific Ocean..."  Smile  Smile  Smile
 
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:54 pm

Damn, that's a lot of people than can be stuffed inside if so many can fit on the wings and in the engines...  crowded 

Quoting L1011dal (Reply 16):
Here's one from LAX with a guard around the #4 engine

Sweet. Shows nicely how everything is bigger in America, security guards included! Note the change of scale with Toulouse people in earlier pictures!:D
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RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:58 pm



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 17):
Which technology would that be? The A380 is impressive, don't get me wrong, but most of the technology on it is incremental improvement over the prior generation. The only things that pops to mind for being totally new in this type of aircraft are the spoiler actuators, use of GLARE, and (I believe), LED cabin lighting. Don't forget, the A380 design started in the mid/late 90's. The 787 and A350 will both have 10-15 year technology jumps over the A380.

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Thank you and well said. For all the wonder, it is an A340 with an extra deck!  Wink

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