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FireAngelZero
FireAngelZero
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Joined: 08-20-2013
Location: Chicopee, Mass
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  • Comparison: Pan Am 747 "Billboard" (IF200 vs. GJ200)

    This week I will be giving my personal review of the most recent examples of the Pan Am 747-121 in the "Billboard" livery. This is more of a comparison and my opinion on what are the strengths and weaknesses of the molds used by both manufacturers. I recently received the Pan Am 747 Inflight200 version after having the Gemini200 747 since it's release in Dec/Jan. Below is the overall view of the Inflight200 N737PA "Clipper Ocean Herald" example And now the Gemini200 N741PA notice how the blues are a bit off between the two. If you don't notice, the Gemini200 version has a much darker blue than the Inflight200 example where it borders into the sky-neon blue... Now lets get to the engines because that's what I feel needs to be covered.. The Inflight200 version I feel has a better outside view of the engine including the cowlings and you can easily tell where the movable parts are on Inflight200 such as the reversers... While the Gemini200 is more simpler and just kinda has a more.. "I'm an engine" look, but the fan blades on the Gemini200 I feel look a lot more detailed than the fan blades on the Inflight200: The nose on both models are fairly equal, where the writing more or less is similar to both examples. Inflight200: Gemini200: (Apologies for the blurriness I will replace later) Lastly a nose to nose comparison, where the Inflight200 version is a little lower to the ground than the Gemini200 version. Both models have their good and bad. While the stand on the Inflight200 version is much more professional with a plaque of the type and airline, I still like the fact the Gemini200 version has removable landing gears which gives the plane a better "In-Flight" look while on the stand. The model would be perfect for me if it had the Gemini200 fuselage with the Inflight200 engines and Gemini fan-blades. Let me know what you think, or if you have anything to add that I missed!...
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  • FireAngelZero
    replied to Pan Am's wind-trials jumbo
    I own N738PA (Clipper Defender) and since your post I noticed that Clipper Defender is all upper case. So it looks like they fixed it on their release...
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  • FireAngelZero
    started a topic Pan Am's wind-trials jumbo

    Pan Am's wind-trials jumbo

    During that time as the 60's were ending to bring in the 70's Boeing was actively testing the 747 frame before orders fulfilled.Pan Am being one of the principal buyers of the type and Boeing were all testing the capabilities and handling of this new beast that brought in the Jumbo era.One frame selected for testing was N732PA or "Clipper Storm King" which was the 3rd 747 to come out of the Everett factory. This Pan Am jet went through some hefty testing and even before being delivered to Pan Am received damage when attempting to land short at Renton WA. Today I will be switching gears and focusing mainly on the plane itself rather than it's history... This jet was one of the recent releases of Inflight200 and even was re-released with a red and white striping going through the nose cone. This model is the first "new release" model in my Pan Am fleet, as most of my other 200 scale jets were either bought second hand or were in storage in some secluded retailer's basement... I am amazed that up until now no one has really had any interest or even offer their own pictures of the model. The picture below shows a more over the wing view of the model and shows the nose cone in all it's glory. The tail on this plane sports the original Pan Am titles with the N732PA registration. I love the Boeing 747 logo after the aft door. The moment you have been waiting for the nose cone which is definitely the reason this jet was made. Lastly a more of a lower wing view of this plane. Would this fit your collection? Honestly... this is a plane that could pass most of your interests... The bottom line is this, this release for Infli...
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  • Wonder why there's so many A310's this month for AC. Maybe a new mold?...
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