Interesting size comparison

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  1. eric2011

    eric2011 Established Member

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    Are they really this big ??
     
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    SeatBackForward Established Member

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    It's not the size, but how you land it that matters.
     
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    eric2011 Established Member

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    Damn, I've always been told size does matter
     
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    #4 Clivem, Apr 30, 2014
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    I didn't think the ratio's looked right at first glance

    Not taking angle of the shot - depth of field or the fact the 737 is closer (should 'appear' larger) into account it just didn't seem right.

    But scaling off the screen shoot the A380 was 17 'units' in length ... the 737 was 7.8 'units', not allowing for points above that makes the 737 roughly 45.9% of the A380's length

    An A380 is what 73m long ? ....737-700 33.6m long ? .....so the ratio on that basis is 46% so I guess it is in the ball park ..........but for me that picture just doesn't look kosher at all ...... I can't see an A380 on 24R and a 737 on 24L that close on final approach at LAX for love nor money.
     
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    juddles Established Member

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    What he said.
     
  7. eric2011

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    BAM1748 Senior Member

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    In a word. No.

    And I think the Intercontinental is longer than the 380 which is only 2m longer than a regular 747. Happy to be corrected as sitting in the Lord Nelson with a beer and it's all too hard to check. :mrgreen:

    Matt
     
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    eric2011 Established Member

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    Order me the ploughman's and I'll be there soon
     
  10. eric2011

    eric2011 Established Member

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    Must admit that without the 737 in it, it is a still a good photo
     
  11. BAM1748

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    It is indeed a great shot.
     
  12. Homer

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    Not sure I'd be admitting to that...
     
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