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Qantas 747s

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posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 10:22 AM
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hey
Is it true that the Qantas 747 that are hand painted cruise slower because
of the increased drag???

heres some pictures





thanks

[edit on 4/4/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]




posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 10:23 AM
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heres another one
www.geocities.com...

[edit on 4/4/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 10:25 AM
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That's one ugly paint job!



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 10:28 AM
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Hand painted, that must have taken some time. I have to agree with djohnsto77, its ugly, i'm sure i could have done a better job.
*Goes off searching for paint brush*



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 10:57 AM
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The first image is known as 'Nalanji Dreaming' and the 2nd is known as 'Wunala Dreaming'...

Qantas Link

I think they look cool



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 12:09 PM
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they are australian aboriginal painter , thats why you think there weird

I have seen these planes in real life and they look good!



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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Yes I do think they would look pretty if seen live..esp. at airports against the backdrop of all other bland planes..
I remember that BA also had a few colourful designs..



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 03:44 PM
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JimmyCarterIsSmarter
Is it true that the Qantas 747 that are hand painted cruise slower because

very doubtful, I doubt they were painted with a brush and bucket, they were probably painted by a spray gun, and in which case it would be like your car, the clearcoat would give it a smooth finish, which would create no drag. I'm sure they cruise as fast as a normal airliner.

and yes, they are ugly.



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 03:52 PM
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Totally agree... Those paints sheme are as a normal painting, it doesnt change anything for the speed of the aircraft...

Not ugly, but Aboriginal art may seem a lil... astonishing on an airliner!!
Seen a 727 or someting like that ith such a painting on it when I was in Australia... There isn't only two, is it??



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 04:46 PM
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Don't know about the drag I'm sure a smooth fainting layer of pint will make that baby sleek.
However it does look ugly not to knock on aboriginal painting but it looks like someone threw up all over the airplane



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 04:50 PM
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The blue one looks cool but then again, I remember the 60's.



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 04:53 PM
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QANTAS planes have never had a fatal accident. Not even the ones painted up as Priscilla to create more air "drag". Those boomerangs keep coming back.

[edit on 4-4-2005 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 04:55 PM
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It's just WAY to busy, it would be nice if done in a little more moderation.



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 05:07 PM
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I think viewers would realize how understated the designs are by looking at more traditional aboriginal art.



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 09:40 PM
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I dunno 'bout anyone else, but they look beautiful. It's like not seeing the forest past the trees - but the other way around.

They would be smoothed, surely.



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