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      Post #57323, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      If you think modern low-wing, twin engine designs are boring and all look the same - I still can´t tell a 787 from an A350 , here's something refreshing for you:

      http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140217-whale-shaped-giant-of-the-skies

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      So many planes, so little time ...

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      Post #57324, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      The day they build something like that will be the day I stop building model airliners.

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      Post #57325, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I can only second that, though the A380 is close.

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      Post #57327, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      I still can´t tell a 787 from an A350



      Easy one!

      787:




      A350:


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      Post #57329, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings, I´m confused. Dolphins never catch fire.

      So many planes, so little time ...

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      Post #57334, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Touche Laurent

      and isn't the second one a Dash 8?

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      Post #57335, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      787s don't either. Just the sub-standard batteries

      The 787, and especially the 787-9, is, to my eye, one of the most graceful shapes ever created by mankind. It follows the axiom "If it looks right, it is right", just like the 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777

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      Post #57338, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      So, Jennings.......... Who's your favorite airliner manufacturer?

      God's "Curse" to aviation!

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      Post #57339, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Prime examples of if-it-looks-right-it-is-right aircraft are the 707, VC10 and Caravelle IMHO.

      So many planes, so little time ...

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      Post #57340, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I can assure you we're not going to see anything remotely resembling that beast flying in our life times. The engine technology just isn't there yet.

      I thought the saying was, "if it looks right, it flies right" ? Don't forget, the most beautiful airliner ever designed: Boeing 727-100.

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      Post #57342, posted on 03-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Well, I like it!
      Funny to see what different people's definitions are when talking about 'beautiful aircraft'.

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      Post #57357, posted on 03-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      Prime examples of if-it-looks-right-it-is-right aircraft are the 707, VC10 and Caravelle IMHO.



      I certainly agree with these three, and I would add my personal favorite, the DC-8 Super 62, and it's hard not to like the ill fated original Comet 1.

      God's "Curse" to aviation!

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      Post #57359, posted on 03-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Certainly it would be hard for us not to like an airliner, right?

      I guess the Bae146 wins; Cute and cool at the same time, a hard one for being the small contendant!

      Ignacio Allende C.

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      Altitude is Life Insurance.

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      Post #57363, posted on 03-28-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes....
      Airliners....
      :-)

      Going back to the beginning of this threat:
      Isn´t the A300 the beginning, the mother of this kind of design?
      At least: Somehow everything between E170 and B777 somehow looks the same today, a little boring ? - yes. It all depends on the little differences, dosn´t it?
      So as always: Mother is the best !
      :-)

      I do not care about manufactures, nationalities.
      I just love the designs.

      My favorit Probliner always will be the Lockheed Constellation.
      Business: Beech Starship and the Piaggio. (Would love to see them in 1/144)
      Regional: BAe-146
      Narrowbody: B727, VC-10, Caravelle, B757, A320,
      Widebody: Lockheed L-1011 and A300

      It would be nice to see some kind of new designs. Even Laurents one.
      But I am afraid, during my lifetime, there won´t be any new technologies that will bring out complete new designs.
      :-(

      Going back to work, A350 has to be finished ...