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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by BFG
That image was edited from the original model by a poster on this thread.
http://forums.ifdg.net/index.php?sho...20&#entry25145
So that would mean that the original piece o' widget version that most people don't like is still the one on the table? This poster's edit is vastly superior to the original IMHO.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by jimrpa
I'm not sure how you can make that statement. The "classic" widget is clearly an isosceles triangle, and probably an equilateral triangle. It HAS to be distorted to include an obtuse angle, just to squeeze it onto a slanted tail. That's the one thing that's always bugged me about the use of the widget on aircraft tails. The distortion is even worse on aircraft like MD-8Xs which have relatively short, but severely slanted tails
Point taken, so let me rephrase, nobody seemed to mind the elongated distortion of the widget on that livery so why wouldn't it be accepted again?
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by rhetor
So that would mean that the original piece o' widget version that most people don't like is still the one on the table? This poster's edit is vastly superior to the original IMHO.

I agree, I actually really like the look of this one very much.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:34 pm
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I've already said I don't much care about this. But the dark red/dark blue only tail design (with no white) looks awful. It's so visually heavy and ponderous that flying is the last thing it brings to mind.

Also, someone else may have mentioned this, but one positive aspect of the "widget" is that (at least I always thought) it also represents the Greek letter delta. UA has a giant U on the tail, AA has AA, shouldn't DL have a delta?

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 2:27 pm
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If you go to airliners.net thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions....main/3347482/
and look at post #69 there's a variation of the one Lehava has proposed that looks REALLY good. Retro-yet-sleek. ^
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 2:41 pm
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I like this one

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...1380G3BI84.jpg

Somebody should compile a list of all the options (like they are really options ) so we can take a vote and send them to the new BOD for approval LOL
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by BFG
I like this one

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...1380G3BI84.jpg

Somebody should compile a list of all the options (like they are really options ) so we can take a vote and send them to the new BOD for approval LOL

It's not bad but it reminds me of US's new livery a little too much.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by BFG
I like this one

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...1380G3BI84.jpg

Somebody should compile a list of all the options (like they are really options ) so we can take a vote and send them to the new BOD for approval LOL
I'll go for that one!!!! The widget on the engine is interesting. Kind of what I had orginally hoped they would have done on the first place on the fuselage, I think the body wrapped in a widget would have been nice
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 3:19 pm
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Yeah too much like US. That story has gone and past. Maybe the new scheme is to go along with the new upcoming merger (NW)?
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 3:25 pm
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Eeew, and I thought the red and blue one was bad. The red and gray is worse.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 3:54 pm
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Looking back again at the model airplane, the warped widget on the tail looks more like an shooting arrow head.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 6:31 pm
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The way they are handling the widget reminds me of how United is using the tulip. The tulip works because it is a flowing object. The widget just looks like its spinning in space.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 9:42 pm
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Was thinking about this tonight while sitting on the tarmac waiting to go somewhere, got to do that a couple times. Still holding my bottom line, Delta shouldnt mess with the colors on the widget. It is like McD's turning the golden arches green or UPS painting its trucks orange. The colors are part of the brand!!!!!
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by BFG
Point taken, so let me rephrase, nobody seemed to mind the elongated distortion of the widget on that livery so why wouldn't it be accepted again?
Personally, I never cared for it, even back in the day of the black nose "classic" livery. I like the widget, I just never liked "forcing" it on the tail. Just a personal preference.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by rhetor
If you go to airliners.net thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions....main/3347482/
and look at post #69 there's a variation of the one Lehava has proposed that looks REALLY good. Retro-yet-sleek. ^
Actually, I like that one, despite the "distorted widget" (I guess I can learn to live with that). The only thing I'd change is to leave the engine nacelles solid blue. Don't try slapping the widget everywhere. I'd also make the red line a lot thinner and run it straight along the body, rather than bending it.
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