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It would seem like early 7E7 and 787 artwork owed far more to the artist's imagination than to the actual CATIA design during the 2002-2005 time period.
 

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This is called marketing. 7E7 was presented as the most advanced, sophisticated and progressive desing, so it also should look that way. ...at least at the advertisement.
 

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this is actually first 7E7 imagery ever appeared in the open press
 

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Here is yours truly with a 1/36 Boeing 787-8 model that I made a couple of years ago.......

Dating from the time when I did a 6 month stint as Production Manager at a former employers; this is a 1/36 scale Boeing 787-8 model that I made for the manufacturer when the deal was signed with the purchaser. This was made around the time of The Paris Air Show in 2007, it was urgently required by the customer and all my modelmakers and finishers were occupied on other Paris Air Show jobs.

Therefore I had to finish this model myself; I started with a set of mouldings finished in grey primer on the Friday evening; worked through the weekend and dispatched the model to the customer on the following Tuesday. In all I spent about 27 hours on this model. One of my professional modellers would have done it much faster.

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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As requested by Triton, more of the same. Yours truly is a shorty; 5' 4" (1.63 metres) tall to give an idea of the size of the model......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Caravellarella said:
As requested by Triton, more of the same. Yours truly is a shorty; 5' 4" (1.63 metres) tall to give an idea of the size of the model......

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Thank you very much for sharing images of this fine model. :)
 

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Actually Triton, it wasn't a fine model at all. At that time we were constantly retooling in 1/100, 1/30, 1/36 and 1/24 to meet Boeing's design changes. We had to use a generic engine as the design hadn't settled. Of course the real thing is having a great time (HAH HAH!)......

The model was shipped out to Israel as Boeing needed it for the order signing ceremony. As all my modelmakers were busy on Paris show models, I had to do this model myself because I had done a similar Boeing 757 model years before; the customer was waiting......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Caravellarella said:
Actually Triton, it wasn't a fine model at all. At that time we were constantly retooling in 1/100, 1/30, 1/36 and 1/24 to meet Boeing's design changes. We had to use a generice engine as the design hadn't settled. Of course the real thing is having a great time (HAH HAH!)......

The model was shipped out to Israel as Boeing needed it for the order signing ceremony. As all my modelmakers were busy on Paris show models, I had to do this model myself because I had done a similar Boeing 757 model years before; the customer was waiting......

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Thank you for sharing the story of its creation. It is a handsome model. I hope that its construction was not too health damaging.
 

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Thanks Triton, I had a horrible time making that model. I am living proof that you can't turn a hobby (and fastidious) modelmaker into a professional modelmaker who can churn out masses of quality, identical models to a price on time. I can hardly bring myself to make a model kit these days......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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...for 10am Dec. 15 (Edited for correct month :) ), although I have no idea which time zone that 10am is for, I'm assuming it's Pacific Time Zone. It will be broadcast live on the web, you can pick it up at www.boeing.com or www.newairplane.com

Of course, I'll have to miss it, because I will be on a B737 otw to Florida at the time! I'
ll have to watch the recap after I get to my destination. ;) Assuming everything for the first flight goes as planned, including good weather.
 

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It's Pacific Time - I'll be watching. Two years, two months late!
 

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I suppose you mean 10am Dec. 15...

Doh! Yeah. I don't know why, I keep writing Oct. this month for the date. I don't know why it's stuck in my head.
 

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She's finally ready to fly! December 15 at 10:00 am Pacific Time - Paine Field in Everett, WA to Boeing Field in Seattle, WA; approx 4-5 hours. The nightmare of more than 2 years delay for the first flight of the Dreamliner is nearly over.
 

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That's a really nice picture. For a minute there, I thought you were going to say it had just flown, since it's nose wheel is off the ground. ;) I had forgotten high speed taxi tests are just about everything except the main gear lifting off (flight), at least not intentionally.
 

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Sundog said:
That's a really nice picture. For a minute there, I thought you were going to say it had just flown, since it's nose wheel is off the ground. ;) I had forgotten high speed taxi tests are just about everything except the main gear lifting off (flight), at least not intentionally.

Can we say "F-16" :)
 

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Did anyone else catch the irony and juxtaposition of the 787 being chased by a 60+ year old design from the dawn of the jet age?
 

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That wing dihedral is normal when the 787 is in flight. I've seen artists depictions of in-flight wing dihedral of 10 to 15 degrees.
 

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What really seems to be different about the Dreamliner's dihedral is that the wing seems to be limp. It has a curved shaped when in flight, which I find a bit scary personally because we're not used to it!
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
What really seems to be different about the Dreamliner's dihedral is that the wing seems to be limp. It has a curved shaped when in flight, which I find a bit scary personally because we're not used to it!

can you say B-52 ..?

anoiher boeing product with a "limp wing" where the wing lifts off first .. then nothing happens for some while .. and then the fuselage also decides to get airborne
 

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Two more.
 

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aim9xray said:
Did anyone else catch the irony and juxtaposition of the 787 being chased by a 60+ year old design from the dawn of the jet age?

Yes, I noticed it as well.

Also, it looks like the T-33 fuselage fits into the 787's engine inlets!
 

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First flight in-flight photo with landing gear up on 15 December 2009 and two others.
 

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Second 787 flown on 22 December 2009.
 

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787 No. 1 has flown 15 times - up to 30,000ft and 0.65 Mn - next is 40,000 ft and 0.85 Mn.
 

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The Boeing 7E7 of 2003.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/2003/2003%20-%201686.html
 

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