On the move again. MSN3 visited the A380 hangars and went inside C63 afterwards for engine attachment.
Interesting that the aircraft is also having engines attached before painting like MSN1, makes me wonder if the plan to paint the aircraft before hanging the engines was an idea that only ever existed in the video.
For the production frames, engines will be installed after painting in station 20. The prototypes are doing it in a bit different way because they need more testing, and it's easier to reach all the hatches etc without the paint.
Hey i am sure MSN 1 took 2 weeks at station 18 last time. This time only like 9-10days at station 18.
Also if shes not going back to station 18 she seems to be moving really quickly. Only another 3 weeks and we will be talking about turning on the APU and engines after the hand over to the flight crew. I think i recall MSN 1 taking 2-3 weeks in engine installation and then 5 days to paint. If they can get engines done in 2 weeks i think we will definitely be looking at late September for first flight.