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Old 01-29-2014, 12:40 PM
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Guess what's in the paint hangar as I type?

My buddy took these pictures. Love it!
747-8 Freighter
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:56 PM
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:00 PM
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They Plasti Dip a Boeing?

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:04 PM
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:23 PM
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Okay... so whose 747-8 is it??!! Or is that a Company plane?
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:02 PM
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Okay... so whose 747-8 is it??!! Or is that a Company plane?
Paul Allen?

Not sure, but it's a freighter.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:23 PM
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:26 PM
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So, Boeing owns it. It's going to be a test bed plane.
I thought the 747 Intercontinental freighter has already enter into service. So what are you guys testing?!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:24 AM
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I thought the 747 Intercontinental freighter has already enter into service. So what are you guys testing?!!
Contrails.

Sent from a Galaxy that is held in my hand, so it's not that far away.
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I thought the 747 Intercontinental freighter has already enter into service. So what are you guys testing?!!
Paint?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:28 AM
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I thought the 747 Intercontinental freighter has already enter into service. So what are you guys testing?!!
Oh it's not a specific model test bed. Yes the 747-8 already flew and it's doubtful we'll make another 747 derivative again.

They retired the very first 747 recently, an dit served as a test bed from 1969 in 2009. It flew for 40 years and they test a multitude of projects, everything from military to new engine types and all electronics in between. Typically they have 30 or so 'stations' in the interior with all sorts of monitoring equipment and personal.

Here is what the old 747 interior test bed looked like:


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Old 01-30-2014, 09:32 AM
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Aww. I was hoping they flew the Seahawk players in "cattle class" being a freight variant and all...
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Oh it's not a specific model test bed. Yes the 747-8 already flew and it's doubtful we'll make another 747 derivative again.

They retired the very first 747 recently, an dit served as a test bed from 1969 in 2009. It flew for 40 years and they test a multitude of projects, everything from military to new engine types and all electronics in between. Typically they have 30 or so 'stations' in the interior with all sorts of monitoring equipment and personal.

Here is what the old 747 interior test bed looked like:

What would the serial number be on this plane? Expected disposition?
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Well done Boeing, well done.
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