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World's biggest aircraft model unveiled at Heathrow

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: World's biggest aircraft model unveiled at Heathrow Reply with quote

Dubai-based Emirates Airlines unveiled a giant, 45-tonne model of the Airbus A380 superjumbo at what is now known as the Emirates Roundabout at the UK's busiest airport in west London.

The one-third-scale model was flown in 10 component parts to Heathrow on July 5. Since then, specialist teams have been working around the clock to launch Emirates' 'first' A380.

The replica was built by US-based Penwal at its manufacturing base in California over a six-month period, using plans provided by the A380's manufacturer, Airbus, in Toulouse.

It was then transported by giant truck to Ontario Airport in Los Angeles where it was flown to Heathrow aboard a massive Antonov cargo plane.

A special mechanical ramp was flown into London from Germany to offload the plane as it was too heavy for the Antonov's winch crane. The wing section of the plane required a police escort as it was driven from Heathrow to the roundabout site.













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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sweet!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're gonna make a model that big you could at least make it so it can fly. Still impressive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ aye aye... could easily suffice for a small twin Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you buy 40 of these Dinos (jumbos is something which is attributable only to B747s), I am sure the manufacturer Airbus must have given one model free for marketing purposes. Twisted Evil

On a serious note, any idea about the scale?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The one-third-scale model was flown in 10 component parts to Heathrow on July 5.


1st post Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool Smile the way EK is going, wouldnt be surpised to see such marketing gimmicks in India soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikramv2 wrote:
Looks cool Smile the way EK is going, wouldnt be surpised to see such marketing gimmicks in India soon.


Vijay Mallaya being a showman himself will do this gimmick in India.As KF will be the first Indian carrier to operate A380,VJM won't mind the media attention that he would get on that day when he recieves the A380.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We Indians too had our very own giant model ........ that kids (like myself) played in, & street urchins slept in !!

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The Garden has been done up well these days.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swisshansa10 wrote:
If you buy 40 of these Dinos (jumbos is something which is attributable only to B747s), I am sure the manufacturer Airbus must have given one model free for marketing purposes. Twisted Evil

On a serious note, any idea about the scale?


Its an exact 1:3 scale model of the real A380. This site should give u some more info on it:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2448176/World's-biggest-aircraft-model-unveiled-at-Heathrow.html

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: World's biggest aircraft model unveiled at Heathrow Reply with quote

wow ......................what an aircraft
it looks gorgeous
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi James and welcome to AI.net! If you'd like to, it would be great if you could introduce yourself on the member introductions thread.
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