Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-17-2006, 10:10 AM
nopassn's Avatar
nopassn nopassn is offline
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,176
Kansas City
Send a message via MSN to nopassn Send a message via Yahoo to nopassn
Boeing 747-400 Large Capacity Cargo Freighter

coming along I guess...

Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter Taking Shape

SEATTLE, April 17, 2006 - Modifications continue on the 747-400s that will transport major components of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The distinctive look of the aircraft crystallized late last month with the installation of the brow, the section just behind the cockpit. The brow, joined to the other enlarged upper fuselage sections, is what makes the freighters ideal for shipping the large composite sections and wings of the Dreamliner. The volume of the Large Cargo Freighters main deck will be 65,000 cubic feet (1,845m3), three times the cargo by volume as the 747-400 freighter.

Two of the three airplanes that will be converted are undergoing modification at Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taiwan. The third will follow later. The freighter will make its first flight this summer and be certified by the end of the year. The first two airplanes begin supporting 787 final assembly in 2007.

edit: found some CG mock-ups...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg imageView.jpg (561.4 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg imageView2.jpg (354.0 KB, 47 views)
File Type: jpg imageView3.jpg (512.9 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg imageView4.jpg (659.9 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg imageView1.jpg (834.3 KB, 52 views)
__________________
...Utah! Get me two...

Last edited by nopassn; 04-17-2006 at 10:18 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-17-2006, 10:45 AM
McLareN's Avatar
McLareN McLareN is offline
Legendary
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,856
Euroland
Send a message via MSN to McLareN
Thats a huge plane...

Last edited by McLareN; 04-17-2006 at 10:54 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2006, 10:51 AM
6'bore's Avatar
6'bore 6'bore is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,606
And yes it is truly staggering.

Last edited by McLareN; 04-17-2006 at 10:54 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-17-2006, 10:55 AM
McLareN's Avatar
McLareN McLareN is offline
Legendary
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,856
Euroland
Send a message via MSN to McLareN
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6'bore
And yes it is truly staggering.
That typo never happened, OK?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-17-2006, 10:56 AM
6'bore's Avatar
6'bore 6'bore is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by McLareN
That typo never happened, OK?
Haha...if you say so
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-17-2006, 11:48 AM
Jonny Flash's Avatar
Jonny Flash Jonny Flash is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 148
Location: UK
that is gonna use so much fuel
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-17-2006, 11:56 AM
Zondaboy1's Avatar
Zondaboy1 Zondaboy1 is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,651
Location: Vienna, Va
that looks sweet.
btw over the weekend i saw/touched an A12 blackbird. the first production model too. it is earlier than the SR 71 but it flies higher and faster
__________________
THIS IS A SIGNATURE
(UCP'S biggest Zonda fan)

Stand up next to a mountain, chop it down with the edge of my hand. Pick up all the peices make an island over there
Jimi H...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-17-2006, 12:29 PM
SLoppYJeeP SLoppYJeeP is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 110
looks like an awsome peice of technology....but why dont they just ship the parts of the new plane on a boat instead of constructing a brand new air plane for the task?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-17-2006, 01:01 PM
BjD's Avatar
BjD BjD is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 119
Location: Bolton, UK
I imagine because the factories are closer to an airstrip than they are to a harbour Plus, building something like this or the Airbus Beluga would be an 'in house' job and probably work out a lot cheaper than having a boat modified to carry the parts.

The Airbus plant near my parents house has had to resort to using boats to ship the A380 wings to Toulouse as I gather they wont fit in the Beluga. Its a hell of an operation, moving them on a special jig along a purposely built road, across a couple of main roads (and a railway line IIRC) to a barge, then up to Mostyn docks. Then onto a boat, which can only dock at certain times of the month due to the tides. Thats a lot more hassle and expense than building planes like this to shoot parts around the place.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-17-2006, 01:43 PM
cmcpokey's Avatar
cmcpokey cmcpokey is offline
Flat Out
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,039
Kyushu
Send a message via AIM to cmcpokey Send a message via MSN to cmcpokey
reminds me of the super guppy... used by nasa to take stuff, like parts of space stations, around the world.
http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/reviews/civil/dorrguppya.jpg
__________________
Honor. Courage. Commitment. Etcetera.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:14 PM
IBrake4Rainbows's Avatar
IBrake4Rainbows IBrake4Rainbows is offline
For Great Justice.
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 14,581
For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
Send a message via MSN to IBrake4Rainbows
It looks like it's taking a suppository, but it's still fairly awesome.
__________________
<cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:17 PM
matek's Avatar
matek matek is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,090
london/warsaw/Coventry:(
Send a message via MSN to matek Send a message via Yahoo to matek
1)Super Guppy
2)Super pregnant Guppy
3)Balooga
4)And now this wow may i just ask whats the point how many do you need?

But still rather cool.
__________________
TVR, Heres to Peter wheeler and his last creationg of the Scamander.

Coventry seriously sucks....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:20 PM
IBrake4Rainbows's Avatar
IBrake4Rainbows IBrake4Rainbows is offline
For Great Justice.
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 14,581
For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
Send a message via MSN to IBrake4Rainbows
Bigger transports = bigger cargo loads = bigger planes.

Soon, one wonders, that Antonov 225 won't be the biggest plane in the world.....
__________________
<cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:24 PM
matek's Avatar
matek matek is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,090
london/warsaw/Coventry:(
Send a message via MSN to matek Send a message via Yahoo to matek
I wana see what transport plane they use when they start building monowinged planes, if you look on the Rolls-Royce website ull see.

/instead of having a fusalarge you just have it built into one big wing being more aerodynamic and efficent, it will also have its engines on the top of the wing increasing top flow, which is how an aerofoil works.

My step dad work in the aeronautical industry as an editor of mainstream magazine and ive been to a few confrences and he brings back some press packs so im intrested in this kinda.
__________________
TVR, Heres to Peter wheeler and his last creationg of the Scamander.

Coventry seriously sucks....
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:32 PM
Matra et Alpine's Avatar
Matra et Alpine Matra et Alpine is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 27,781
nr Edinburgh, Whisky-soaked Scotland
Designed in Russia, built in Taiwan ........ William Boeing spinning faster than a Pratt&Whitney
__________________
"A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:32 AM.

 

1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com