aeropix wrote:What regulatory minima have been infringed? Do you have something specific that you think violates regulations on the 787 windscreen?
With all of Boeing's woes, I think it's one thing they got right, and I haven't heard any complaints about visibility on any Boeing airplane. If you're sitting up next to the glass there's plenty of view - you wouldn't fly the plane from the position that the photo was taken.
Max Q wrote:Always thought the 787 nose section looks very similar to the old Comet
Starlionblue wrote:Max Q wrote:Always thought the 787 nose section looks very similar to the old Comet
Agreed. Very similar. And it is most likely a better shape aerodynamically. I think the miniaturisation of components has a lot to do with it. In the 767/777/A330 era (yes, know a big range of years), radars and electronics were large and you had to have a pointy nose to fit them, even though it was not aerodynamically optimal.
In the A350, which has a nice smoothly tapered nose, you sit way further forward compared to the A330, because (my theory) the stuff in front of you is smaller. We can actually see the tug without leaning way forward.
spacecadet wrote:What I think you're seeing there is that the 787 actually has *more* visibility to the sides of those front windows. If you were to actually measure that central pillar, I'll bet it's within an inch of the L1011. That photo is definitely giving you a trick of perspective due to the wider angle lens used in the 787.
If you were to chop the 787 windows from the top of that central pillar straight across horizontally, and shot that photo with the same lens as the L1011, I doubt this topic would even exist.
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