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Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:03 pm

A lot more conventional than what has been seen before:

787-3:


787-9


787-8




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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:05 pm

Wow ... speechless ... beautiful.
 
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:06 pm

looks like a beauty!

holy wing bending tho Smile
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:06 pm

it looks awful..... i really was an 787 fan, but this just looks like a 777, 767, and tu-204 mix.... damn  Sad
 
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:07 pm

THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's finally starting to look like a real plane, not a drawing by some 4-year-old... just seems like an awful lot of wing-flexing in those pictures...

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:09 pm

Yes, true, it looks much more traditional.
I must say that I fell in love with the one before, so now that one seems a bit "ugly" to me.... however it is just a matter of time and I will like it I suppose...

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:09 pm

Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 3):
it looks awful..... i really was an 787 fan, but this just looks like a 777, 767, and tu-204 mix.... damn

I agree. Was really looking forward to seeing something different. Would love to know what the others find so "speechless" about it - it's another 767-type plane in B's new livery.
 
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. G

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:11 pm

Is this really it? YIKES! BARF!

I have just lost all enthusiasm I've had for the B787.

The nose reminds me of the ATP, gone are the huge cockpit windows and, in the third picture, the fuselage looks like a sausage with wings and tail stuck on it.

And, haaaaang on, its shape looks round from the front. I thought it was supposed to be ovoid?

I'm personally devastated...

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:12 pm

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 6):
I agree. Was really looking forward to seeing something different. Would love to know what the others find so "speechless" about it - it's another 767-type plane in B's new livery

Who cares as loong as it does what it is supposed to do.
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. G

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:12 pm

I'm gonna have to agree with Mauriceb. I was really looking forward to the 787 from the initial design pictures. Now the shark tail has gone and the nose seems to have been scaled down...it doesn't seem as 'special' or unique.

The plane looks all wrong here..



Having said that I am sure its more aerodynamically efficient this way. Good luck to Boeing, they have a real money maker there.

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:12 pm

Quoting Teahan (Thread starter):
A lot more conventional than what has been seen before:

Could you tell us where these pics are from?
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:12 pm

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 6):
Was really looking forward to seeing something different.

Me too. Really too bad that the sharktail is gone.

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 6):
it's another 767-type plane in B's new livery.

Yes.  Sad

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:13 pm

At last, after all these years a Western copy of a Russian aircraft...surely thats a Tu-204!
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:13 pm

As a comparison, this was the 787 previously:



and just yesterday:



But as the story goes, looks don't sell planes....
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:14 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
Could you tell us where these pics are from?

http://boeingmedia.com/boeingmedia/photoreleases/index.cfm
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:15 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
Quoting Teahan (Thread starter):
A lot more conventional than what has been seen before:

Could you tell us where these pics are from

Sorry, to be a pain, but what is the source of these?
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:15 pm

LOL. Its a 767 with a big new wing and different engines.

Where did you pull that from? Boeing? Any mention of whether that is the final design?

I was pretty sure that it had been frozen with the shark tail and the new nose.... (suspecting photoshop here!)  duck 
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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. G

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:15 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):
Sorry, to be a pain, but what is the source of these?

http://boeingmedia.com/boeingmedia

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:16 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
Could you tell us where these pics are from?

They are from Boeing Media.

http://boeingmedia.com

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:16 pm

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 16):
Any mention of whether that is the final design?

Yes this is the final design:

"The Boeing Company today revealed the final exterior look of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ newest airplane, the 787 Dreamliner"

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:18 pm

Thanks for the links,



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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. G

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:18 pm

Another aesthetically boring two holer clone, a day shooting at the airport is gonna be fun in the future.

It will go something like this, an A320 , a 737 , a 777 , a 787 , an A330 , another A320 , another 777 , another 737 , antoher 787 , another A330 , a 747 , an A380 .

Sorry guy's nothing personal I just can't get excited about the 787 and it's fellow two holers.

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:18 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):

Could you tell us where these pics are from?

Check it out.

Cheers!!!!

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:23 pm

So what was the point of basically misleading folk as to what the plane was going to look like?

Until just yesterday with the AC release they were showing the sharkfin etc.

yours disapointed  Wink

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RE: 787 External Look (Pictures). Sharktail Etc. Gone

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:24 pm

Didn't you note that the plane has on the first picture winglets - but I don't see winglets on the other pictures.

But I guess these are just design dreams of Boeing and the engineers will shape the plane as they want.

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:26 pm

What's with the scary wing bending? Gives me the shivers just looking at it.  crazy 
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:30 pm

it looks just like the old 767 but with the 'dildo' head, no?
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:34 pm

Thank you so much for removing the shark tail!  slaphappy 
 
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:34 pm

After seeing these pics, I'm glad they didn't name it the 808. In all honesty, it oughta be the 767NG. Using 787 is a waste of the name.
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:38 pm

That's pretty well the same squared-off tailfin Boeing airliners have had since the 707. Maybe the B17 Flying Fortress will remain just about the only Boeing product that ever had a curved one!

The thing that is STILL there - and will, I think, make the 787 look very different - is the thin, high-aspect-ratio wing shape - which is probably the key to the aeroplane's performance. The different shape/proportions don't show much in those side-on shots.
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:45 pm

Perhaps it's just me, but nose-line seems reminiscent of the SAAB 340/2000 series.


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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:47 pm

It still looks good to me, yeah I'll miss the shark tail and nose, but the shape is STILL more non-traditional than a/c that are flying right now. The tail STILL is much more curvaceous than any tail of any plane flying now... the nose also keeps the same basic shape, but is scaled down quite a bit, rather, it was de-lengthened....

Think of it this way, at least it doesnt look like the super-jumbo, the stump-master (IMHO.....we'll have to see it flying to decide how it looks all around)

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:48 pm

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 28):
After seeing these pics, I'm glad they didn't name it the 808. In all honesty, it oughta be the 767NG. Using 787 is a waste of the name.

LOL. I agree, should have just called it the 767-600, 767-700 and 767-800!

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The thing that is STILL there - and will, I think, make the 787 look very different - is the thin, high-aspect-ratio wing shape - which is probably the key to the aeroplane's performance. The different shape/proportions don't show much in those side-on shots.

Yeah, 767 with 772LR wing... or 772LR wing with winglets for the -300?
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (P

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:51 pm

I'm disappointed. I really liked the look of the original 787, now it looks like a 767... well, not exactly, but much more conventional

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 8):
Who cares as loong as it does what it is supposed to do.

Airlines may buy planes regarding at their performance, but I do care about its look! My favorite airplane is the most beautiful in my eyes, not the more economical.

Quoting Eisenbach (Reply 24):
Didn't you note that the plane has on the first picture winglets - but I don't see winglets on the other pictures.

The first picture is of the 787-300, and has large winglets, optimized for mid-range, I think. The 787-800 and -900 have sort of raked wingtips, like the 772LR. You can clearly see them.

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:52 pm

Dayum--the pics and site are blocked here at work.  grumpy 
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:53 pm

Is she flapping with her wings on the last pic? Big grin

I can't say the new version looks "ugly", but I'm somewhat disappointed she looks so traditional now. And on pic #3 the tail cone looks funny IMO.
At least the bigger windows will stay (I hope).
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:53 pm

Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 3):
i really was an 787 fan, but this just looks like a 777, 767, and tu-204 mix.... damn



Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 5):
I must say that I fell in love with the one before, so now that one seems a bit "ugly" to me

I agree. I wonder if Boeing knew this all along, and came up with the exaggeratedly sleek initial design to just turn heads and get attention. Going to be a pretty boring plane once the initial excitement fades. It looks like a Giant Embraer Jet...
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:54 pm

Looks like the biiiig windows are gone too.
Looks like an A350 LOL
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:57 pm

I still love the look of it!

But Holy Wing Bend!!

Can't wait to see/fly on one of these!
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:01 pm

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 30):
Perhaps it's just me, but nose-line seems reminiscent of the SAAB 340/2000 series

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:04 pm

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 8):
Who cares as loong as it does what it is supposed to do.

Well, from the point of view of an airline, yes, that's true, but my comments were from the point of view of an aircraft enthusiast. I was simply looking forward to something different - apparently from the replies most people tend to agree so far.

So the answer to your question is...... quite a few, actually.

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:04 pm

I hate it. It looks like a EMB 170.

Just another borin' Boeing I guess.
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:05 pm

I wish they would get rid of that nasty area around the cockpit windows. It needs more curve, look at a 767 and you will know what i mean. The nose is fine. Overall the plane looks much better than it had before.
 
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:05 pm

Its interesting how everybody wanted something different...even I was expecting something significantly different from all what they said.

It seems like Boeing did a good job marketing something they didnt even have a design freeze on yet....then after all the orders poured in they changed the design.

Every few months the updates from Boeing seems to only tell one thing...its going to look more and more like a mix between a 767 and a 777 from the outside.

It might be much more different on the inside but from the outside its a different story.

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (P

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:10 pm

Damn!
I have to say that I am disappointed... it really does look like a modified 767 or 777... nothing new there... I loved the shark fin tail and the nose the way it was before

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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:12 pm

Loss of the shark-fin shouldn't come as a surprise - it's been known for months that the fin was proving very difficult aerodynamically and Boeing had already said that it would have to redesign it.
 
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:14 pm

Things can still change, but, from things I have read, by removing the "shark fin tail", Boeing was able to increase to efficiency of the 787 even more.
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:16 pm

Gosh, what happened? It's now fat....the tail's too small....the nose is too blunt....the back of the plane curves down too much.....yuck..

Fortunately, planes aren't sold on looks but economics, otherwise Boeing wouldn't be selling many of these things!
 
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:19 pm

I think it looks a lot better now than it did with the pointy nose and shark-fin tail. I thought the previous design looked redilculous, especially since Boeing made it look that way only to give it a 'distinctive' appearance like the 747 has with its hump.

The latest design probably reflects how the plane needs to be built in order to achieve the aerodynamic efficiencies that Boeing is promising with this aircraft.
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RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:26 pm

These are all still "artistic renditions" and we've not seen the final aircraft in production form. I've the feeling it's going to be somewhat unique looking in the end, and actually like the design and disagree with the "looks like another 767 or Embraer" line of thinking.

The first thing that came to my mind was a Caravelle! Now wouldn't that be something. A Caravelle with two wing-mounted engines flying the skies to an airport near you.

I quite like that thought, myself.
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