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New Model Idea, What Do You Think?  
User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8291 times:

Heres an idea for a new style of aircraft model. So most 1:400, 1:250 and 1:500 (and some others) models come with gear down. Now i think it would be cool if some models came out with flaps down. if you think about it a lot of the time the gear is down the flaps are as well. I dont know about anyone else but a 1:400 747-400 with full flaps would look pretty cool. you could even have one with speed brakes and reverse thrust.

does anyone know if any model company has tried this? or does this idea sound completely stupid?

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User currently offlineN215AZ From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8271 times:

I think that would be pretty cool to see. It has some potential. Call Corgi, the best in the model industry.

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User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7815 times:

i heard a rumor about herpa is developing some 1:200 with LED installed inside the a/c, with transparent windows, so it could light up.

YLWbased



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7797 times:

Personally, I'd love to see some models with flaps out or even with thrust reversers and spoilers. Would look great on a 1:400/1:500 scale model or even a 1:200 scale.


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User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7752 times:



Quoting Alaska737 (Thread starter):
does anyone know if any model company has tried this? or does this idea sound completely stupid?

Sounds expensive.
How about working nav. lights or illuminated cabins? I remember a Star Trek Enterprise model back in the '60's that had working nav lights. I believe it was made be AMT.

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
with thrust reversers

That would be cool.  yes 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7735 times:



Quoting YLWbased (Reply 3):
i heard a rumor about herpa is developing some 1:200 with LED installed inside the a/c, with transparent windows, so it could light up.

If so, it would be easy to install a strand of optic fibre from the light source for landing lights.
Nav. lights would need to strobe to be realistic.

If it happens, you'll hear it here first! Stay tuned.  Wink



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7670 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 6):
If it happens, you'll hear it here first! Stay tuned.

How true is that .... Big grin

I saw this model in DUS the other day ....

http://www.herpa.de/collect/(S(okk5o...ery=open%20doors&express=1&thumb=1

.... they also had a LH B744 with the doors open, quite neat really.



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7639 times:

By painting a MD-11 doors black you are effectively making them look open as they are up-an-overs. So should be easy enough to do. There is a 1/200 herpa A320 in AIr Berlin colours with open doors(same idea as above and so called opening cargo doors also. seems to be the way forward.

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