I would of went out to see that! Very cool.
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
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.
Barf, please, NEVER compare this big flying school bus to a spitfire EVER again!
Boeing's are much nicer airplanes........USA USA!
Where is Fred, let's chuck something at these ugly airbus' :grumpy:
Bigger is virtually always more efficient per passenger-mile than smaller.
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.
I would have thought a little dihedral, or better yet, good fly-by-wire would be able to take care of that.
They may have some fine tuning to do. Also, there is a point where the pilot can take manual control, IIRC.
This plane is so big that it will actually be landing in London while it's still taking off in Paris.
Ooooo, green as crab apples first we have the fastest now
the biggest, seem boing has to do some catch up :rofl:
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.
You are a good in my book Fred,
Fred, you are a sellout to the American blue collar worker.
Did you forget that we invented the airplane?
Nah, you just improved on a design by a certain Italian.
Do you reeeeeeally want to talk about the SST?
Yes he never told anyone so it doesn't count.
(How could someone make that many revoltiznary inventions and never tell anyone )
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...
My dad was there to see it O_O
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