Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 14, 2011 11:53:12 GMT
Just one detail I couldn´t help hoticing .... is that you may have that particular EASTERN livery on the wrong B747 model.
I note the engines on that model seem to be GE CF6-50 or very late version P&W´s .... whereas "N371EA" was actually an early P&W JT9D-7 (quite a different engine type/shape) powered B747-238B owned by QANTAS (VH-EBD). This aircraft was prepared, by QANTAS, for a sale to EASTERN during 1980, but, which eventually never went ahead. You can read all about this "HERE" .... as well as viewing pictures of this particular aircraft in both QANTAS, EASTERN, and other later post sale operator liveries .... www.aussieairliners.org/b-747/vh-ebd/vhebd.html
You should be able to find the correct early JT9D engined B747-200 model for this particular texture over at the PROJECT FREE SKY WEBSITE .... www.freeskyproject.com/ .... unless theye got this texture assigfned the wrong model too as a complete texture/model download.
FYI .... most .... if not all of the B747´s operated by EASTERB, for a time, during the early 1970´s were P&W JT9D powered early series 100 aircraft. EAL may have leased some B747-200´s later on too, but, I´m not sure.
There are a couple of EAL textures over at FS.COM .... for the PFS (ex POSKY) "B747-100" model/s. Search for the following texture files at FS.COM ....
Tony, You are right it is EGPH and UK2000 Edinburgh Ultimate X is MY FAVORITE airport scenery!!
Taco, Thank you for your kind words. Please continue enjoying my future screenshots!!
Mark, you are right about every word you said in this post. This is just FICTIONAL Eastern airline livery for 747-200:) I like GE CF6-50 for 747-200s but I am unable to find SUPER GLEAMING AND SUPER SHINY engine covers for that engines.
Eastern never had 747-200s. Just 747-100s. Thanks for the link to fantastic explanations!!! Wow it is rare view of Eastern 742!!!!
I noticed the tail stand on the 747. I understand the use of these in the real world. I'm wondering, will a 747 (or any aircraft) tip onto its tail in FS if improperly loaded? Anyone know?? Never tried it
Mark, I do not think so. I am sure the base model is strictly passenger. I think it is from panel:) I did not want to use panel made in 2007. So I aliased to POSKY's new 747 panel made in 2010 so that I could get cool looking push back tug tractor and cool looking luggage load trays:)
And it looks DARN nice:) My disappointment is lack of super shine on jet engine covers. Look at pics of 747-200 you enclosed. The engine covers are super shiny!!! Also, look at your pics showing super shiny bottom of the plane as seen below
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 14, 2011 22:48:18 GMT
YES .... most unpainted natural metal engines on very well maintained airliners do tend to appear highly polished .... but .... in my 31 years of very close association with civil aviation I´ve also seen a lot of "very dirty" ones too
I remember during the late 1970´s PAN AM .... in particular .... used to turn up at AKL with some "REAL SHOCKERS" ;D
And whilst on the subject of PAN AM too .... and I stand to be corrected here (in what I´m about to say) .... BUT .... I think at least 1, or more, of the very early EASTERN operated B747-100´s (I´m talking very early 1970´s here and around the time when the B747 first entered commercial service) carried "PA" suffixed registrations and a PAN AM type fuselage cheatline .... suggesting these particular aircraft were possibly leased from PAN AM at the time. I´m sure I´ve seen a photo/postcard to this effect .... but unfortunatately .... don´t have that particular reference with me in order to to be able to illustrate the point. If I can dig up any other information to support this then I will post it here later.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 14, 2011 23:13:38 GMT
FYI .... in case anyone is unaware ....
"SCD" .... is basiclly Boeing´s designation for a cenvertible/"COMBI" (dual PAX/Cargo, or pure PAX, or pure Cargo) confifgured B747 .... primarily a few B707-320B´s and B747-200´s to start with.
I think all dual/"COMBI" type B747-200 operation was suspended/banned (for inadequate cabin ventilation .... or something .... in the case of a rear cabin/maindeck cargo compartment fire) after the SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINES disaster of a number of years back.
Eastern had originally ordered 4 Boeing 747s but sold their order position to TWA and opted for the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar instead. Since these were not scheduled for delievery until mid-1972 and, in order to "keep up with the Jones's" - in this case National and American - they leased four Boeing 747s from Pan Am in 1971. They were a rather rare beast to spot but Bob Garrard managed to capture this one taxiing at Miami in April of 1972. As soon nas the Tristars came on board they went back to Pan Am. N731PA was, in fact, the first production Boeing 747.
I don´t know if these next ones are "doctored" photos or not .... but .... they do show the PAN AM fuselage stripe I was talking about .... and unusually too .... the EASTERN AIR LINES logo on the tail rather than the classic 2-tone blue "Hockey Stick" stripe curving up the tail ....