Saturday, December 24, 2011

Design Your Own 787 Dreamliner

Design your own 787 Boeing Dreamliner here, see some festive, seasonal examples above from the User's Gallery (click to enlarge).

HT: S. Jory

8 Comments:

At 12/24/2011 1:25 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

It looks like someone at Boeing used the "Design Your Own 787 Dreamliner" program, to change the livery on the third B-787!

 
At 12/24/2011 3:56 PM, Blogger AIG said...

I see these planes every day, and they are at their most beautiful in their natural white.

 
At 12/25/2011 12:24 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"...and they are at their most beautiful in their natural white"...

Actually in their 'natural' color they would be the color of aluminum but I do get your point about the simplicity of airline livery colors...

Paint is heavy... It can take on average over 600 pounds of paint to do an MD-80 for instance...

 
At 12/25/2011 2:53 PM, Blogger AIG said...

"Actually in their 'natural' color they would be the color of aluminum but I do get your point about the simplicity of airline livery colors..."

No the skin on the 787 is composite. Its white.

 
At 12/26/2011 9:00 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"No the skin on the 787 is composite. Its white"...

I think the skin color on the 787 while still in production is a charcoal gray...

 
At 12/26/2011 3:04 PM, Blogger AIG said...

That's an old picture. Either the material has changed since then, or the color was never gray to begin with (it may have been covered up to disguise any clues as to what it was).

Trust me, I work for Boeing. I see these planes frequently. The natural material of the 787 skin is white. Here's more recent pictures of what they look like: http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10006663.html?tag=txt;post.gallery

 
At 12/27/2011 1:51 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"That's an old picture"...

Old?

The date is May 1, 2008 and that's old?

O.K.

 
At 12/27/2011 4:23 PM, Blogger AIG said...

Well 2008 is a long time ago in 787 terms. Those are the first prototypes (the plane in the picture is the static test airframe). The design has changed since then, and continues to change (some of which I am involved in).

I don't know why in 2008 the color was different. I wasn't around Boeing then. All I can speculate is that the material composition has changed since then (the wing makeup is also different today than in 2008)

 

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