Airbus A380

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    This shot has some scale figures in it that are near the nose gear. This is the first arrival of a Lufthansa Airbus 380-800 to George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The city spent 70 million dollars on building a new passenger loading bridge along with widening of runways and taxiways to accommodate this whale. How comfortable are you going to be on an aircraft with 549 other people on board......... I won't fly in it, it's an Airbus on top of the other reasons. It will hold 81,000 gallons of fuel also.




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    Check out the guy with the orange safety vest, I didn't miniaturize him in Photoshop....that is true scale!


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    I would fly on it - no problem.

    We'd pack 500+ on a 747 flying to Japan/Korea, no problem.

    I bet this plane is very luxurious - even for us poor slugs riding in coach.
     
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    Wait, you're talking about a Boeing aircraft, one that pilots actually fly. Airbuses don't have cables going to the control surfaces because the pilot isn't actually flying it, a computer is. The miracle on the Hudson wouldn't have needed to be if that would have been a Boeing 737 instead of an Airbus, studies have shown that the engines didn't have that much damage...... the sensors were clogged with goose guts and told the computer the engines were overheating and it shut them down. A pilot on a 737 would have given them or even one, more throttle and turned it around to land at LGA or even EWR.

    My brother knew a guy that owned an aircraft salvage yard, he told him if you saw the way Airbuses were put together compared to how Boeings are built, you wouldn't get on one. Sure they fly lots of trips every day but when it comes to being up at 37,000 feet traveling at 500 mile per hour.....if it's not Boeing, I ain't going.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the pilot can "click off" the autopilot on this beast and use his brains and skills to manually fly it.
     
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    Yes, they can turn off autopilot but they can't shut off the computer, the control surfaces are controlled by the computer with servos like a rc model airplane..... if the computer screws up, you are shit out of luck like the Air France passengers and crew that went into the Atlantic in 2009 when their Airbus decided it wanted to be a submarine instead of an airplane. The pilots fought it all the way down to the ocean from 38,000 feet. It was of course blamed on pilot error because nobody would ever get on one of those things again if they knew the truth. The pilots can only make suggestions and hope the computer agrees to do what they want.
     
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    Nonetheless, it sure is a purdy thang.
     
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    Are you saying there are no emergency backup electrical buses?
     
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    So glad you chimed in....
     
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    Link?
     
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