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A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:11 pm

I found this interesting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18785701

I realised there must be a lot of coordination involved, but to see it from this perspective brings it to life. I know she's empty, but 120kts?! Seems mad.

Nice to see explained what has been demonstrated for a few years now.
 
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RE: A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:45 pm

Quoting kdhurst380 (Thread starter):
but 120kts?! Seems mad.

Given the size of those wings, it doesn't surprise me at all. There's probably even a comfy margin before she stalls altogether.

It is by far the most impressive aspect of that aircraft, rather than the size of its fuselage. They're designed to lift so much more.


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RE: A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:02 pm

If ever there was a picture demonstrating the future ability of Airbus to stretch the A380, this must surely be it.

I imagine some day in the future, the -800 will look like the stubby relation of the family, like the A318, when the -900 starts rolling off the line. Now THAT will be one impressive aircraft.   

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RE: A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:12 pm

Those enormous-winged proportions certainly do look a bit familiar!


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RE: A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:12 pm

Quoting francoflier (Reply 1):
Quoting kdhurst380 (Thread starter):
but 120kts?! Seems mad.

Given the size of those wings, it doesn't surprise me at all. There's probably even a comfy margin before she stalls altogether.

Talk about slow, I read here recently that the flight envelope controls let pilots fly it to 96kts (or was it 93kts?) during the air displays. I'll try to find the reference.

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787 Flying Demonstration At Farnborough (by tdscanuck Jun 29 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 11326 posts, RR: 72
Reply 61, posted Tue Jul 10 2012 09:53:04 your local time (1 day 6 hours 59 minutes ago) and read 4122 times:

I talked to an Airbus A380 test engineer at Farnborough in 2010; when they do their low pass they let the envelope protection give them min speed (I think it's the alpha-prot law that kicks in). For that loading, it's about 93 knots. It's amazing.


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RE: A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:39 am

Quoting tugger (Reply 4):
Talk about slow, I read here recently that the flight envelope controls let pilots fly it to 96kts (or was it 93kts?) during the air displays.

Is there any other commercial airliner ( >100 seat jet) that can do that, I wonder?

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RE: A380 Display At Farnborough - Pilots View

Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:21 am

There is a video on youtube (sorry if we are not allowed to give names of other sites), I believe from 2001 PAS Le Bourget with the A340-600 demo (and I think it lasts like 6 or 8 minutes).

And the fact is that you actually a camera in the cockpit throughout the demo. Amzing footage. You can really feel the strain the test pilots are under.
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