raventom
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RE: A380 Beautification

Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:15 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 97):
Interesting pic.
Do you have any more, or know where to find them?

Send me your email address and I will send you some.
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Ferret
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RE: A380 Beautification

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:41 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 94):

Looking at that cutaway. It seems that the radome's bluntness is designed to be just enough to allow the travel of the inner workings. Perhaps additional length and weight were more a consideration here? I wonder if there really isn't a significant difference in the aerodynamics of a more attractive cross-section that many on this board seem to want.
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RE: A380 Beautification

Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting ATCme (Reply 99):
Wow, I like it. And it's a simple change too, not too expensive or anything such as re-placing the cockpit.

Thanks! There's no denying it will add weight but it really does pass the mk1 eyeball test for me!

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stirling
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RE: A380 Beautification

Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:28 am

Looking at that cutaway.....I am wondering if an airline really wanted to cram in the people, could the A380 be a Triple-decker as well?
Lot a room beneath the main floor! Maybe as much volume as the upper deck...but I'm just speculating, having not seen any other schematics of the airplane.
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flynavy
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RE: A380 Beautification

Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:47 am

I must say that I prefer the original A3XX concept over the final version.

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zvezda
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RE: A380 Beautification

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:13 pm

Quoting Stirling (Reply 103):
I am wondering if an airline really wanted to cram in the people, could the A380 be a Triple-decker as well?
Lot a room beneath the main floor! Maybe as much volume as the upper deck...but I'm just speculating, having not seen any other schematics of the airplane.

It would need emergency exists at that level. However, the bigger problem would be where to put the passenger baggage. In theory, I suppose, one could put passenger seating forward of the wing root and cargo aft of the wing root. You'd only get a single aisle down there, so 3-3 Y seating, and headroom would be worse than any commuter. I can't see it ever happening.
 
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RE: A380 Beautification

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:09 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 105):
It would need emergency exists at that level. However, the bigger problem would be where to put the passenger baggage. In theory, I suppose, one could put passenger seating forward of the wing root and cargo aft of the wing root. You'd only get a single aisle down there, so 3-3 Y seating, and headroom would be worse than any commuter. I can't see it ever happening.

Airlines were talking of lounges, bars, discos, amusement arcades etc. to be located down there. As far as I know, seating for take-off & landing is forbidden. Don't know if it's to do with emergency exits or otherwise... Possibly due to having no "cushion" for belly-landing emergencies...
 
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RE: A380 Beautification

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:02 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 9):
Can you name just one airline that cross qualifies their flight crews between the A320 and either the A330 or A340?

A320-A330:
My Travel, Monarch, Austrian, Edelweiss, LTU, Thomas Cook, Iberworld, MEA, Eurofly, SN Brussels, Star Airlines

A320-A340:
Austrian, Air Jamaica, Air Mauritius

... have or still perform cross crew qualification or mixed fleet flying between the above models.

[Edited 2007-01-05 12:02:41]
 
Ferret
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RE: A380 Beautification

Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:09 am

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 104):
must say that I prefer the original A3XX concept over the final version.

Except for that tail! The concept tail looks way out of proportion. Give the concept nose and the production tail and you've got probably the best looking in that design you could get.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 103):
could the A380 be a Triple-decker as well?

I think it would probably make the craft too heavy.
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RE: A380 Beautification

Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:19 pm

Quoting Lighterthanair (Thread starter):
I'm neither Boeing nor Airbus

What do you mean? You can be one or other or both, but not neither! LOL.

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RE: A380 Beautification

Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:25 pm

Quoting Stirling (Reply 93):
Steve310's pictures reformated:

That upper one looks like an old Soviet design from Antonov.
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RE: A380 Beautification

Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:22 pm

Just for fun, but maybe somebody could put an IL-76 nose on the A380 ?  Silly
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