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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #61
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If boeing builds the Freighter and Airbus builds the passenger plane everyone will be happy. Cheaper postal prices for one.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #62
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #63
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Based on exterior looks, the new 747 looks MUCH better than the A380.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:11 AM   #64
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What a great looking plane, looks so much better than the A380.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:17 AM   #65
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It's more elegant than the 380-800 (if/when airbus launches a -900 version, it will be a diferent matter).

But anyway, this is aircraft industrie we are talking about, not a fashion show.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:23 AM   #66
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Boeing kicks ass!
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #67
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Looks like the 747 will be living on!
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Old November 16th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #68
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Old November 16th, 2005, 03:23 AM   #69
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747-8 >>>>>>>>>>>>.. a380 in looks. And boeing's paint job is several orders of magnitude better than airbus's
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:23 AM   #70
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Nice
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #71
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Glad to see the 747 will live on
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #72
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The 747-8 has better style into it while its fuel efficient.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #73
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interesting wings....
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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:29 AM   #74
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If boeing builds the Freighter and Airbus builds the passenger plane everyone will be happy. Cheaper postal prices for one.
The B747 is originaly a feighter plane.

That explain the cockpit on the upper deck, which is a nonsense on a passenger plane.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #75
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The wings look like knifes
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #76
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Don't be fooled by the drawing of the wings......They will change just like how they changed for the 787. For all we know, the wings may look exactly the same as the existing 744 wings.

I love 747 and will continue to love it along with the new A380. But, I despise Boeing for drawing and fooling the general public if the actual wings do not look like anything its marketing department draws up. I was already quite dissapointed on how how 787 has become.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 06:27 PM   #77
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Don't be fooled by the drawing of the wings......They will change just like how they changed for the 787. For all we know, the wings may look exactly the same as the existing 744 wings.
They have now wingtips on it, and some new materials.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #78
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Don't be fooled by the drawing of the wings......They will change just like how they changed for the 787. For all we know, the wings may look exactly the same as the existing 744 wings.

I love 747 and will continue to love it along with the new A380. But, I despise Boeing for drawing and fooling the general public if the actual wings do not look like anything its marketing department draws up. I was already quite dissapointed on how how 787 has become.
Spot on mate. I'm doing Aeronautical Engineering in Uni just now and I can promise that the wings won't look like that when the plane is finally built.

Still it's a pretty clever move by Boeing to lie about the wing shapes - it's already got you guys suckered in for sure .

The Boeing 747 is an old machine. It's brilliance is clear to see, but it won't be a match for the A380. You've got to bear in mind that the 747 was designed partly from existing 707 airframe designs. In aviation terms, the 747 is a dinosaur, and the 747-8 will surely be it's last itteration.

Here is a picture of the A380's wings from behind - this is advanced wing design for you:



Gorgious.



Got to say that Boeing's new paintjob looks great though
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Old November 16th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #79
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Spot on mate. I'm doing Aeronautical Engineering in Uni just now and I can promise that the wings won't look like that when the plane is finally built.

Still it's a pretty clever move by Boeing to lie about the wing shapes - it's already got you guys suckered in for sure .

The Boeing 747 is an old machine. It's brilliance is clear to see, but it won't be a match for the A380. You've got to bear in mind that the 747 was designed partly from existing 707 airframe designs. In aviation terms, the 747 is a dinosaur, and the 747-8 will surely be it's last itteration.

excellent comment. the 747 is a dinosaur. this is boeings last effort to save it. the 747 was imo the coolest plane in the aviation history. I hope there is room for the 747 and the a380 on the market. even if it means there will only be a few cargo 747s.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #80
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I personally like the looks of the 747 better than the 380. It is just so much more elegant.

Having said that, the 747 suffers from a critical design flaw inherent in it's design: The bubble top. It adds to frontal area without a corresponding increase in capacity. With the 380, it is double-deck throughout - it makes maximum use of it's frontal area. The 747 makes a significant increase (though not as large as the 380), but only gains a small increase in capacity from it. That design makes sense in a cargo role, where the convenince of having a straight-through fuselage for cargo is a great advantage. But for passengers, it does not. Ultimately, unless they can introduce some new technology unknown to Airbus, I don't think it logically has the economical advantage.
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