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By T67M
#1654795
Dave W wrote:That unsullied wing is a work of engineering art.


I agree, although it's interesting to note that in a significant number of the shots, the leading edge devices are deployed, somewhat "sullying" the wing. I wonder what they were using as the camera ship.
By Spooky
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Colonel Panic wrote:Very nice. It is strange how the (beautiful) wings on this almost look too small, whereas the wings on the A380 look far too big



I recall that the A380 was designed to be built longer if needed. So the bigger wings were a ‘common part’ to reduce costs if they went ahead with the long body model. Emirates wanted them, but sadly they were alone in that desire.
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By JAFO
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I was talking to a 787 captain a little while ago and it appears to be a truly impressive bit of kit. Largely composite fuselage and wings, the RR Trent is an amazing engine. It burns something like half the fuel of a 747 and the range is incredible as this year's new direct service London-Perth proves. He clearly loved the aircraft. I'm not much of an airliner geek but I was impressed.
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By kanga
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JAFO wrote:I was talking to a 787 captain a little while ago and it appears to be a truly impressive bit of kit. Largely composite fuselage and wings, the RR Trent is an amazing engine....


.. and, of course, Dowty er 'Safran' , Gloucestershire anyway, undercarriage :thumright:

[just over the road from JAM :) ]