DAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 587 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286571 times:
Great pictures. Congrats on the scoop!
It's nice to finally see the complete aircraft. It does not have the triangular windows or the "shark fin" tail like the early renderings but the designers have done a good job in creating a distinctive look to the aircraft. The nose section in particular looks very cool. I would like to eventually see some pictures of the 787 parked next to a 767 or 777 so that I can get a better idea of it's proportions.
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PM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6716 posts, RR: 65 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286486 times:
The illustrations of the 787 haven't made it look particularly special but these photos show that it will indeed be quite a looker. The proportions look spot on (right down to those HUGE engines!), the nose is serious and dignified, the tail 'works' and the wingtips are stylish. The only thing I don't like is the rather twee nosewheel. Maybe It'll look better in real life.
WINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 70 Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286426 times:
Quoting SEAchaz (Thread starter): What a night, after a lot of waiting the doors finally open and this is what I saw! (The black line is a power line in the way - sorry couldn't avoid it)
Excellent photos SEAchaz, thank you for taking the time to share it with us.
Well like I said previously the 787 is turning out to be very beautiful. I can hardly wait to see it fully painted, then I'm sure the true beauty will be revealed.
Is it just me or does the 787-8 look kind of stubby? I would imagine that the 787-9 and possibly the 787-10 will look even better. Its only a shame that Boeing did not adopt the 787-3 winglets onto the 787-8/9.
CaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286301 times:
There's just something about the way Boeing makes her wings that I think is incredibly sexy. Those wings sweep up already at rest, just imagine how much they'll sweep up in flight! (I realize that the wings are not burdened down with the weight of fuel.)
What a great looking aircraft. I can't wait to see her in flight! Great photos SEAchaz! Thanks for waiting up all night!
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SEAchaz From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286205 times:
Quoting WINGS (Reply 9): Is it just me or does the 787-8 look kind of stubby?
Very much so and these photos don't really show it either. I was amazed when I got a full side view of its profile of just how much it's shape changes (sorry no photos, police were busy with us at that point in the show). Anyways hard to explain but hopefully someone has a shot showing what I mean.
Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2851 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286197 times:
trying again, maybe this thread will survive...
Brilliant photos, SEAChaz!
The engines are HUGE! Aren't they about the same diameter as a MD80 fuselage? Aside from the clever nose, that's the most distinctive feature, I think.
In the earlier thread someone had this point(can't recall who, and I should give credit, sorry, but this isn't my original thought): Aficianados and those in the industry are rightfully impressed at the huge advancement the 787 represents. And it's a handsome plane, too. On the wet blanket side of the argument, the general public will take only passing notice, and the rollout will make page 2 of the business section or later in the evening news broadcast. If it were Sonic Cruiser, however, it would be front page news, and EVERYONE would notice. Purely from a superficial outward appearance. If only economics and aerodynamics didn't trump art.
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2118 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286103 times:
Was not expecting the 767 style tail cone....and those motors are huge....there is going to be a whole new program of FOD cleanup with these birds....as well as pavement repair at older airports to make sure these things don't ingest breaking asphalt and concrete like the 777 encountered as some fields. (and then you study the pix and see how small the people are...whoa momma!)
DTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1415 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 286005 times:
Wow, these are the pictures we've all been waiting for for like what...5 years? Great to see it finally come to reality. It looks great! Now we'll all be waiting for the rollout, power up, first flight and delivery and eventually we'll see them here in DTW!!!
I just want to edit to say thanks for the great photos!
I want to add something else.....why are the engine cowlings white? Weren't they saying a while back that they should make them all grey to make them more efficient? Did they abandon that idea?
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18839 posts, RR: 64 Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 285792 times:
Well done, Chaz!
As I said in the other thread, I think the nose has an uncanny resemblance to the Caravelle I'd never noticed before. Perhaps we'll have something other than a run-of-the-mill twin tooling around. The artist's renderings never really captured the classic beauty the real thing seems to have.
Jumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 218 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 285580 times:
I have to agree that's a very beautiful looking aircraft! Is it my imagination or are those engines absolutely immense? Whilst they don't detract from the overall beauty, they seem way out of proportion... Many thanks for the pics....