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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Thanks guys!
    Two more for now:



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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Beauty.

    Time off from work for Tuesday? :)

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Time off from work for Tuesday?
    Yup...but if it doesn't go I may not get a second chance to get it again...

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    talk about one expensive joy ride....

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Apparently they did some rotations during today's taxi tests...here are some nice vids by Liz Matzelle.

    [vimeo:sncc8rms]http://vimeo.com/8141721[/vimeo:sncc8rms]

    [vimeo:sncc8rms]http://vimeo.com/8142299[/vimeo:sncc8rms]
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Yeah...very nice vids. I didn't see this though :-(

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    wow, I love how the A 380 and 787 wings have such stark differences.


    The A 380 wing wants to sag whereas the 787 wants to flex up and fly.


    Very cool differences INHO
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    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    matt, those videos are awesome! i love everything about the airplane: the design of the wing and the nose and especially the howl of the engines. i can't wait to see it in LOT colors!

    that vid was also the first time i've seen an airplane rotate with the spoilers up, guess they really wanted to keep it on the ground.



    and jeremy, those shots are amazing! my fav is the third you posted, with reversers open rolling down the runway....
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    It wants to fly!

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Those video's are great indeed. I don't know if you could see it in the vids but there was a small amount of smoke or steam or something coming out of the bottom of the engines...I'm gonna try to find a shot of it and point it out.

    Weather forecast continues to get more dismal for Tuesday, dampening my hope of being able to shoot it if it scrubs Tuesday's flight. I wish weather.com posted the anticipated ceiling...

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Weather forecast continues to get more dismal for Tuesday, dampening my hope of being able to shoot it if it scrubs Tuesday's flight. I wish weather.com posted the anticipated ceiling...
    http://www.usairnet.com has pretty good forecasting I have found. Here is the look at the forecast for Paine Field.

    http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...=KPAE&state=WA

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    http://www.usairnet.com has pretty good forecasting I have found. Here is the look at the forecast for Paine Field.
    If they are right, it's a definitive no go. Ceiling under 5000 all day, and visibility under 7 miles.

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    According to FlightBlogger, mins are 1500ft ceiling and 5SM visibility, along with no standing water on the runway.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: 787 Taxi Testing 12/12/09

    Unless flightblogger has heard something new, I have an awfully reliable source that says otherwise. Frankly I welcome flightbloggers and seriously hope he's right - because then we're a go.

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