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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-13-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Chicago O'Hare 3/21/09

Hiya Koz!

I finally got the notification of your March '09 outing and took the opportunity to look these over. You'll forgive me for the delay! I'd like to compliment the good work but I don't...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: GE Aircraft engine differences,what do you say?

Sad, but true.
I wish more attention was given to the powerplants.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,019
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: PHOTOS Inflight Delta 747 -100

And you would be correct!
I never really thought that Delta would see the 747 again, and I doubt that they plan to keep the Redtailed birds they've acquired for very long. Not sure if it would look...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-09-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Concorde: Shear go around power

Not very far into your first sentence and I really thought you were telling us about a particularly noteworthy experience with Concord grapes, but then it all became clear when you mentioned the...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
Posted By Yukon 880
Wink Re: Concorde: Shear go around power

Even if I didn't know your location, I'd still have guessed it was a Speedbird.
No way in the world Air Chance would have ever made that radio transmission!

LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: GE Aircraft engine differences,what do you say?

Personally, I do find it rather frustrating that more attention is not given to the "engines" as they pertain to the model being represented. Blatantly incorrect engines on the model will keep me...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,758
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Herpa DC-8-51 Lufthansa

Wonderful photos of Herpa's latest attempt to replicate the DC-8.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: JNB Spoting - Jul 2009

Nice work, I enjoyed them all.
Especially the hard-working DC-3 and the Djibouti 727!
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-05-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: This was THE day to be at ORD. 8/2/09

Won't be long now and you'll be ready to try your hand at PANC.
You've done well, Mister DJ!
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-05-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: DFW-BWI-ROC vise-versa

Love the Redtails @ DFW Billy.
Did you spend some time aloft on the mighty DC-9?

Don
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Yukon 880
Cool Re: More Aeroclassics Photos - 3 DC-8, 707, A300

Yup, the model maker did and it looks like he did okay.
In the Fanjet configuaration, Ship One flew for the first time on 20Dec60 probably looking a great deal like this model.

Don


p.s. The...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,953
Posted By Yukon 880
Thumbs up Re: Gemini 200 Delta 757

I agree with all, and would suggest N602DL for the subject!

:envy:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Gemini Jets Delta Air Lines DC-8-71

You can rest easy and put this one to bed, Delta Air Lines never operated the DC-8-63, not even for a very brief time.

LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By Yukon 880
Exclamation Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Gemini Jets Delta Air Lines DC-8-71

Rick,

If you ever see a Widget DC-8-63, it will be a fantasy model because Delta never operated them.

Zach,

In spite of his keen observational skills, this model is probably not David's...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Yukon 880
Lightbulb Criticism is good... when it's constructive

Sanny,

I understand the point that you are trying to make but I would suggest that Virgin Atlantic is a poor selection with which to make your case. Like the latest nwa paint, the Virgin colors...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Yukon 880
Question Re: AC CV440 small issue...

Dylan,

As unbeliveable as it may seem, I have not yet ordered this pair of Convairs. Though in good time I will have them.
Having had similar issues with other models in the past, I would ask...
Forum: Database & Technical Issues 01-11-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Cotton Gloves

I share your frustration Steve. Personally, I go to great lengths to keep my models and the packaging in as pristine condition as I possibly can. Whenever I sell or trade models to someone, I...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 01-01-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: For you C-5 fans

I will be very sad when we hear the sound of two pairs of TF-39's no more.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-31-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Did Valujet...

Dylan, old buddy...
I think you'd have to agree that the DC-9-21 is just as much a shorty DC-9 as a -14 or a -15. I know it's a technicality but still.

I sure wish Delta and Northwest had...
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 12-29-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: IF500 TWA Convair 880 and Swissair Coronado

I would very much like to see someone graduate to the 1/200 scale!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Flying Tiger DC-8

I know we're talkin' about Super DC-8's here, and y'all know how I feel about them, but I would go ape for a C-46 Commando in Delta Air Freighter colors! Plus, if we actually make it to a mould for...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-23-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: What was the current airline that used the 747-400LCF dreamlifters before convers

Currently in service, or at least seen in ANC...
747-4J6 LCF~N747BC ex Air China
747-409 LCF~N780BA ex China Airlines

Another -409 from China Airlines is presumably nearing completion, to...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-22-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Gemini Jets Northwest Airlines B 757-251WL

He's "house trained" Dave, but just barely!
Has a thing for red-tails too...
go figure!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-21-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Wink Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

Warning, for the third time!!!
I don't know what kind of ball games they play where Yuri is from, but 'round here it's three strikes and you're out!
:D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-21-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Full Price or Not Full Price?

I make an earnest effort to obtain the models on my wish list for less than the manufacturer's suggested retail price. I am particularly fond of the regular production run models by GJ, for the fact...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-18-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 445
Posted By Yukon 880
Thumbs up Re: Vintage & Modern props.

Very nice collection!
That Lufthansa CV-440 has me :envy: with envy!

:D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

I was kinda thinking the same.
One thing's for sure, the delivery flight from Marietta would have been one of the shortest in history!

:D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: V-Jet craving. photos wanted!

Let me know how that works out for you, o.k.?
Thanks!

Good Luck

:envy:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

I'll agree with you...

I believe Lockheed had initially discussed the L-500 as the commercial version of the Galaxy. Now, if Dragon were to whip-up a nice "fanjet" Widget version of the L-500,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

And so did Airbus, at least for the time being!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

Nice responses gents!
Though Nick's proposition seems dubious, at best. Still, anything less just wouldn't be our "Slick Nick!"

Thanks to Carlos for posting the pic, as a reminder of just what a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

Why so harsh, you two? If the guy has brought it up 3 times and got no response, he probably is looking for some input before he shells out hard-earned dough. There has been more than one time when...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Should I buy the Gemini jets Fedex a380 Frieght

Like (almost) everybody said, buy it if you like it.
GJ makes a very nice A380 model, and even if FedEx doesn't take the airplane right now, well I think that makes the model even more worthwhile!
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-14-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Gemini Jets BETA Cargo B 707-323C

Well I'll be damned!
On the originality scale alone, GJ has knocked this one out of the park.
Nice selection and nicely done GJ, and congrats to Celso. I know that he is one very happy camper,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-09-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Yukon 880
Thumbs up Re: Anyone up for......... YOU BET!

In model collecting, I can think of few themes any more worthwhile than collecting (or trying to) models of aircraft on which you have actually flown. Your experience of crossing the Atlantic...
Forum: Custom Made Models 12-03-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,497
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: EMB-120 Brasília / EMB-110 Bandeirante 1:500.

No doubt about it, that is very impressive.
Keep up the good work!

Don
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-03-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: More Widget trivia...

Thanks for the kind words, Dylan. Much appreciated!
Be sure to stay tuned for more Widget trivia, coming soon.

:D
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-02-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: More Widget trivia...

You're right on the money, it's the L-100 and the FH-227 for the only "propjets" operated by Delta!
Lockheed's PropJet Electra had been given serious consideration by Delta and was a favorite of...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-01-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Yukon 880
Cool Re: Yes, and No...

Delta declined Lockheed's "full court" press for the PropJet Electra, though many decades earlier they had operated the original model Electra. The L-100 civilian Herc was the one and only Lockheed...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: More Widget trivia...

Is that your "final answer?"

tic toc tic toc...

LOL
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-01-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Yukon 880
Question More Widget trivia...

Based on the exchange of information that we've had recently, regarding Delta's widget MD-11's, here's a little more trivia, for the pondering.
Some of you diehards will know the answer, but let's...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,019
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Widget luv!

My pleasure!
:cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-30-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,019
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: PHOTOS Inflight Delta 747 -100

Thanks for your comments and information, much appreciated.
The MD-11 in my avatar is one of the pair of MD-11's that Delta initially leased from Mitsui to begin operations with the trijet. The...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,019
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: PHOTOS Inflight Delta 747 -100

Thanks for the comments!

My pal SDF is sharp as a tack and right on the money once again!

I'll support the TriStar and the MD-11 too, though I hope that someone will give us the rare Widget...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-28-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,019
Posted By Yukon 880
Thumbs up Re: PHOTOS Inflight Delta 747 -100

My colleague is correct, with regard to the ship numbers and placement. The model represents Delta Ship #103 and this is the number that should appear on both sides of the small, nose gear doors,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,940
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Cool Flying Boxcar

Now I'm jealous!
I got my rides in a T-33, C-12, C-130, C-141, KC-135A and -E models, and one UH-1. I would have traded any of those, except the T-33, for a ride in the Boxcar!

:envy:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,940
Posted By Yukon 880
Thumbs up Re: Cool Flying Boxcar

I guess you boys are gonna cry big crocodile tears when I tell you that this beast resides right outside my back door at work. And I see her every day.
Sadly, she apparently hasn't flown in quite...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-13-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Jet-X Oman Royal Flight VC-10-1103

I am very much looking forward to this new VC-10 offering!
Forum: Database & Technical Issues 10-25-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Yukon 880
and one more variation...

Dave,
Might I suggest,
"ice lip,"
spoken together as a single word.
LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-24-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,258
Posted By Yukon 880
Re: Andrew Klein did a good job

If you think the Eastern looks hot...
you should see the Delta and Delta/Chicago & Southern Connies.
That's a rockin' pair!
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