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      Post #54476, posted on 08-30-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,

      This is a similar question to Brad's questions that was in another topic. I'm building an Emirates 777-200 right now and the decal sheet I'm using says to paint the inspar corrogard on the wings with the dark grey paint. This sheet is from 1997 when EK just received their 777's and I can not find a photo to confirm that they were indeed painted with corrogard. I can only find relatively recent photos and all of the wings do not have the corrogard painted on the 777-200's, including the registration of the one I'm building, which EK still flies. I guess my question is...did EK possibly get rid of the corrogard painted area on the 777-200 or is the decal sheet instructions wrong?

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      Post #54479, posted on 08-30-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Bill,

      I had a similar thread going about the -300s. It seems the only way to know for certain is to scour A-Net for photos, unless you or someone you know has actually flown the aircraft in question to see it first-hand.

      To possibly complicate the issue, there's an artist's rendering of an EK 777MAX in the latest issue of Airliners (UK) magazine that appears to have the wings (bottoms, at least) painted all white a la 787. Naturally, we won't know for sure until the aircraft is delivered.

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      Post #54559, posted on 09-12-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      The instruction sheet was correct for 1997 (when I drew it). The airplane has undoubtedly gone through at least one, possibly two D checks since then, and will have been completely repainted at each one (most likely). How it looks today has nothing to do with what it looked like when it left Everett the first time.

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      Post #54561, posted on 09-12-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Bill,

      I had a similar thread going about the -300s. It seems the only way to know for certain is to scour A-Net for photos, unless you or someone you know has actually flown the aircraft in question to see it first-hand.

      To possibly complicate the issue, there's an artist's rendering of an EK 777MAX in the latest issue of Airliners (UK) magazine that appears to have the wings (bottoms, at least) painted all white a la 787. Naturally, we won't know for sure until the aircraft is delivered.


      Certainly look at pictures if you're doing a later date that's not factory fresh, as Jennings mentioned.

      As far as the 777-X having white wings, that's because they're plastic like the 787 and they want to keep them from getting too hot.

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      Post #54568, posted on 09-13-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Undoubtedly the 777-X wings will be white (top and bottom) just like 787 wings, for the same reason.

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      Post #54581, posted on 09-15-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you both for the help.

      Thanks for the confirmation Jennings, it will receive your corogard decal.