About a month ago I was looking at the 777 operators list on wikipedia. Back when we really got into the project, the 772ER was the most popular variant of the bird flying. The 777-200LR (77L) and the 777-300ER (77W) were in their infancy. Turns out that over the course of just a few years, the balance has shifted. By far the most popular version with carriers of the 777 is also our favorite, the 77W (now this is in terms of orders…there is a lot of backlog). We’ve wanted to get a move on with some of the other variants for along time now and these new figures gave us just the excuse that we needed to get started on the 77W conversion. The modifications also open the door to the 200LR and 200LRF to complete the entire 777 line.
Our release schedule is still going to focus on putting the 200ER out the door first, but we thought it worthwhile to share some of the new stuff with you (that and I said I would!). The stretch has also given way to further refinement of the details including wing components and landing gear components. More importantly though, we’ve got brand new GE90-110B and 115Bs, modeled from the ground up and detailed to the hilt. There is a little bit more work to do with the engines obviously, but they are at a point now where they’re pretty enough to show them off.
Keep in mind that this is just a future development thread at this time. Our full time priority is still the 200ER so we'll be relatively quiet in this little nook for the time being. We’re going to put up a comprehensive 200ER progress report sometime next month here and at our blog (which consequently will all feedback into the 77W anyway…gotta love parallel development). You want it, and we want it. With that goal in mind, its a no brainer ‘win win’ for all of us.
Now for pics. All white areas are areas are where new geometry has been applied or old geometry updated. We’ll get to texturing the new stuff in due time. Enjoy!
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GE90115B.jpg 135.63KB 552 downloads nosegear.jpg 168.9KB 506 downloads
wing1.jpg 199.64KB 449 downloads wing2.jpg 108.11KB 345 downloads
Edited by alxunru, 21 August 2011 - 11:19 AM.