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Old 8th May 2007, 20:31   #31
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The A380 has landed in Mumbai. I was there to witness it. i stood at Kurla near the runway no. 27 and it landed at 15.30 sharp.

The aircraft is humognous. A gigantic wingspan. Nothing I have seen before comes close to this. It did one flyby and then the final landing

Putting up a video here of the fly by
Hey dippy when did it take off.I m sure it took off at suppose 15 40 or 15 45 as i myself saw it taking off in front of my eyes when i was coming home.The plane looks good but its presence is no where close to the 747's
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Guys... Its nice and surprising to see a seperate thread being started for A380 on a Auto forum.Well I am currently working in one of the airbus plants and our team was involved in electrical harness design and wing design for the super jumbo.

Emirates and Etihad would be the airlines who have hell a lot of customisation in the cabin.Well... I do have scoop snaps of the first production version of this for Singapore Airlines.

Its a pleasure to see this jumbo behaving and handling like a pet.Its marvelous.i would be more than happy to answer(within my limits) any questions.
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Old 9th May 2007, 01:24   #33
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Nice Video Dippy..
@BWN.. Can you put up some snaps??

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So whats the advantage of this plane to a customer like me. Can I expect India-US fares to come down ?? I dont need a freaking casio on the plane, I need cheaper fares.
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So whats the advantage of this plane to a customer like me. Can I expect India-US fares to come down ?? I dont need a freaking casio on the plane, I need cheaper fares.

Hmmm.. Well i guess that the fares should be considerable lower..Regarding the fact that Vijay Mallya has told that the running costs of the A380 is 25% cheaper than any other plane....
But again this will depend on what class of flying you generally take..

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Old 13th May 2007, 14:23   #36
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didnt see any comments on this wonder if its real
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didnt see any comments on this wonder if its real
I remember seeing something similar on Discovery channel. Its a standard part of testing for all new aircrafts. Dunno why they do it though. Comment on youtube says "Airbus is testing the effects of minimum velocity takeoff. "
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Nice pics Sam, say thanks for them to your GF.

However, can you explain what this is? (Outlined in red)
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Nice pics Sam, say thanks for them to your GF.

However, can you explain what this is? (Outlined in red)
badly maintained aero-bridge
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Ahhhh now I understand, thanks Monkey!
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didnt see any comments on this wonder if its real
That is scary. Hope is its a part of testing. Dont want it happening in reality. Check this one out.. Its even more scary. The rear of the aircraft hits the runway and actually sways..



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Here are a few more from Flickr - Airbus 380 in Bombay on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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that tailstrike is for minumum velocity takeoff. It's very stressful for the engine and tailstrikes are common. You will see in those videos that they have actually attached a orange skid pad for this test. The second time they did the test it went wrong and the pad as well as the body hit the tarmac.

These are only for severe testing till the limits. they also have a flutter test which vibrates the plane to hell while going at maximum velocity of 0.96mach.
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If you think this is extreme, wait till you see the sideways landing videos. Its nice to watch a car drifting, but to see something that huge do go sideways, is beyond imagination
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