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A380 lands at Death row!

  1. May 18, 2006 #1

    brewnog

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  3. May 18, 2006 #2
    I would of went out to see that! Very cool.
     
  4. May 18, 2006 #3
    Go on Airbus :) Im happy and sad all at the same time.... The amount of polution that thing must cause... But its an engineering marvel
     
  5. May 18, 2006 #4

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    Less per seat than a jumbo! But yes, it's a lot. I just get a nice warm fuzzy feeling when I think that it's British manufacturing which is keeping the thing in the sky, it makes me feel proud like I probably would have felt 60 odd years ago seeing Spitfires rolled out.
     
  6. May 18, 2006 #5
    Barf, please, NEVER compare this big flying school bus to a spitfire EVER again! :cry:

    Boeing's are much nicer airplanes........USA USA!

    Where is Fred, let's chuck something at these ugly airbus' :grumpy:
     
  7. May 18, 2006 #6

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    Bigger is virtually always more efficient per passenger-mile than smaller.
     
  8. May 18, 2006 #7

    Astronuc

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    I saw the video. It rolled a little. I imagine a slightly high cg makes is bit more unsteady. I imagine it will have problems in cross-winds. :rolleyes:
     
  9. May 18, 2006 #8

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    I would have thought a little dihedral, or better yet, good fly-by-wire would be able to take care of that.
     
  10. May 18, 2006 #9

    Astronuc

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    They may have some fine tuning to do. Also, there is a point where the pilot can take manual control, IIRC.
     
  11. May 19, 2006 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    This plane is so big that it will actually be landing in London while it's still taking off in Paris.

    Amazing.
     
  12. May 19, 2006 #11

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    Ooooo, green as crab apples:smile: first we have the fastest now
    the biggest, seem boing has to do some catch up :rofl:
     
  13. May 19, 2006 #12

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    You had the first one too...the Comet...but that had an annoying tendancy to crash. Of course, there's nothing that you guys asking for help from the French won't cure!:tongue2:

    You Brits are OK in my book. My company got into the civilian market with Rolls' help.

    That monstrosity will need a 100 knot cross wind before it gets pushed around. It's probably smooth as silk riding on that thing.
     
  14. May 19, 2006 #13

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    You are a good in my book Fred, :smile:
     
  15. May 19, 2006 #14
    Fred, you are a sellout to the American blue collar worker.


    For shame.

    Did you forget that we invented the airplane?
     
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  16. May 19, 2006 #15
    Nah, you just improved on a design by a certain Italian.
     
  17. May 19, 2006 #16
    Um, No.


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  18. May 19, 2006 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    Do you reeeeeeally want to talk about the SST?
     
  19. May 19, 2006 #18
    Yes he never told anyone so it doesn't count.
    (How could someone make that many revoltiznary inventions and never tell anyone:confused: )
     
  20. May 20, 2006 #19

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    I'm no sellout. I do believe in credit where credit is due. I happen to owe a lot to a certain Mr. Whittle, who was another Brit.

    But I do draw the line at the French.

    I don't need to bring up things like the 747, SR-71, the x series planes, etc...
     
  21. May 20, 2006 #20
    My dad was there to see it O_O
     
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