First glimpse of the Boeing 787

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  1. evangilder

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    Awesome pic!
     
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    very nice
     
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    Nice pics.
     
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    Hope the engines work :)
     
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    And why wouldn't they?
     
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    The engines on these things just keep getting bigger and bigger. Look at the pods on a 727, they look like gas tanks in comparison.
     
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    Most factory fresh airframes are silver alumimun - is this thing using a
    composite fuselage? I am pretty far out of the airline loop, as you can
    summize...
     
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    Good pic, starting to look good.

    And bomber why would the engines not work? Because its not a European aircraft.......?
     
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    Technology works in a circular evolution.

    I remember long ago painting scale plastic model airplanes.

    Now they're painting full size plastic airplanes!
     
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    hehe yep, it takes a big bottle of Testor's paint for that one. ;)
     
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    Maybe he's referring to the RB-211 Trents which are offered as a customer option.
     
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    Interesting thing is the 787 is the only aircraft in the world where 2 engines have a single interface. Thereby allowing the aircraft to be fitted with either the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 or the General Electric GEnx engines at any given time.
     
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    I did not know that . . . I know you can order most of the newer airliners with your choice of engines (Rolls-Royce, P&W, GE, etc.), especially the 57, 67 77, but I just assumed it wasn't a big deal which engine you chose. Wrong!

    And, yes, the fuselage is of all-composite construction, so that's why it looks like it's plastic - because it is!
     
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    I'll be very surprised if its not successful
     
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    You can order aircraft with different engines that have been rated for certified that aircraft but the 787 is the first aircraft where you can just interchange the two engines. I am sure though that each engine has to be the same type of engine as well.
     
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    What's the "Because its not a European aircraft.......?" got to with owt ?

    The engines on that particular plane are Trent 1000's and I hope they work...
    Even if as yet they aren't certificated...

    Simon
     
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    Chill out man....
     
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    What do you mean with interchange engines? Is what I understand that you can have a plane with for example a GE in one side and a RR in the other?
     
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    No, it means you can have either type of engine, but installed in pairs.

    I dont think its possible to mix and match engines from different manufactorers as each engine puts out different levels of thrust per throttle setting.
     
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