TEBGuy
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What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:20 am

What exactly is the story with this 747?


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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:24 am

Yeah that mystified me. Looks like they're shooting a movie as the caption guesses. I doubt that it will fly like that.

Even if you can get enough power from the engines in that configuration (you could) the loads on the wing would be way different what the plane is built for. It wouldn't snap but the fatigue problems would give any structural engineer grey hairs.
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:28 am

I did a search thru the database, and couldnt find any other shots of this bird in this configuration  Sad

I'd be interrested to know if it's functional, or if the engines are just cosmetically hung, etc...
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:29 am

Evidently it is being used for the new James Bond movie. The engines are fake.

The tailnumber N88892 is like the 555 phone number in movies.

There's a thread about it in Civil aviation.
 
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:30 am

Got a link? i did a search & couldnt find it

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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:45 pm

Is it the camera perspective or do the engines seem to have loads of toe-in?

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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:56 pm

I was Wondering What type Engines these were.
Would be Intersting to see this Fly.
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:39 pm

Quoting DH106 (Reply 5):
Is it the camera perspective or do the engines seem to have loads of toe-in?

they are toe in, and by quite a bit. i can only imagine what the load on the rear spar would be like if that thing were to fly.

might be better that its not :P
 
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:48 pm

Wonder if the engines are toed-in specifically for filming close ups with a wide angle lens to make the engine angles look better.
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:01 pm

Why would the Movie have this type Engine on the Aircraft.Whats the Story like.
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:46 pm

I'd guess it's something to do with the supposed function of the pods on the outboard pylons. Some world domination feature or other.  Smile
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:15 am

Darn you guys beat me to it. I posted this in the "odd" aircraft thread thinking its real. Those pods look like they could house the hose and drouge system for aerial refueling.
 
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:27 am

Isn't Dunsfold where they film Top Gear? Maybe Clarkson and co have come up with some strange idea???
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:31 am

It's for the new James Bond: Casino Royale film, ive lost the link that said this but i read it on this site somewere (maybe non-av)

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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 13):
It's for the new James Bond: Casino Royale film

That would make a lot more sense, i've heard that in the film Bond is going to be involved in a race in two large pushback tugs, does anyone know if this is true or not.
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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:50 am

Quoting Pogo (Reply 14):
Pogo

WOW that could be Exhilarating !!!!! two tugs, going about 30 MPH racing.  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

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RE: What Is Going On Here?

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:57 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 15):
WOW that could be Exhilarating !!!!! two tugs, going about 30 MPH racing.

My thoughts exactly regarding the speed, but when you consider the larger tugs you could be talking 70-90 tonne each, which would make things fun, and if they are going to re-design a 747, why not?

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