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Old 05-18-2017, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After seeing photos of the new IF200 LOT 787 Dreamliner on Aviation Megastore, I was convinced to order the model to replace my JCW200 version.

I think both models have their pros and cons, but to me the JCW gear fix ruins the entire aesthetic of the model. Apart from nose gear detail, I think the IF landing gear is quite nice and presents itself much better. Bonus from IF includes all the satellites/antennas where as JCW does about 90% of them. Again, JCW has some molded details/decals that IF doesn't, and vice versa. I'm still impressed with how much the Inflight 787 product has improved since it's launch.

Overall you can't go wrong with either of these beauties, but to me the Inflight version looks much more realistic and proper. My JCW version will be up for sale if anyone wants it

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Old 05-18-2017, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have both of the JC Wings version coming my way soon. Can't wait to get them. There's something that I really like about the LOT birds, especially on the 787.
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i would choose the IF version.
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Me too, I would choose the Inflight version if I were to get this model. And I agree with the OP's evaluation of the 2 models.

I chose the IF version for the ANA model. The current JCW gear, particularly the main gear looks odd to me, although I like the added detail (but not the length or the gear doors) of the JCW model.

Inflight cockpit window printing looks more like the real 787 too, as does the radome printing.
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Nice great pictures Ian...
Both releases are nice however in my opinion the JCW version is better, and here's why;
1. JCW version has the wings angle more dihedral which match closer the actual aircraft angle,
2. The engines are not so close to the ground,
3. The nose landing gear size is more realistic with more details, including the landing lights,
4. The wings have the fuel dump valve details, which are quite visible on the real aircraft, but not shown on the IF version,
5. Tail strobe lights details are visible...

I have the 789 house colors from JCW and I'm quite pleased with it.

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More dihedral is appropriate in the air. The JCW model looks unrealistic sitting on the ground BECAUSE of the excessive dihedral.

To achieve the engine clearance, the JCW model has simply extended the landing gear without doing anything to the main gear doors. Kind of makes the model look like it is tiptoeing through the water with its pants rolled up IMHO.

Both nose gears are about the same size, but I agree with you about the detail on the JCW gear

Fuel dump valves should be there also.

Hard to see the strobe light detail on either model from the pics.

The shape of the rear JCW cockpit windows is just wrong, and nose shape and cockpit windows are my hot button. The front windows have a better shape too on the Inflight model.
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All things considered, I'll still go for the Inflight model. But hay, it's all personal preference anyway.

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Old 05-24-2017, 06:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i would choose the IF version.
I do recommend it, other than nit picking on the initial view it presents itself better just because of the landing gear.

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I have both of the JC Wings version coming my way soon. Can't wait to get them. There's something that I really like about the LOT birds, especially on the 787.
Shame they both share the same registration, otherwise it would be nice to have both.

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Me too, I would choose the Inflight version if I were to get this model. And I agree with the OP's evaluation of the 2 models.

I chose the IF version for the ANA model. The current JCW gear, particularly the main gear looks odd to me, although I like the added detail (but not the length or the gear doors) of the JCW model.

Inflight cockpit window printing looks more like the real 787 too, as does the radome printing.
I also found the cockpit window printing more accurate on the IF version. JCW is no doubt a great representation, but the landing gear and other minor details just kill the model for me.

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Nice great pictures Ian...
Both releases are nice however in my opinion the JCW version is better, and here's why;
1. JCW version has the wings angle more dihedral which match closer the actual aircraft angle,
2. The engines are not so close to the ground,
3. The nose landing gear size is more realistic with more details, including the landing lights,
4. The wings have the fuel dump valve details, which are quite visible on the real aircraft, but not shown on the IF version,
5. Tail strobe lights details are visible...

I have the 789 house colors from JCW and I'm quite pleased with it.
Thank you, and it's not Ian

The engine clearance has been reduced on the JC mode, but at the cost of the landing gear looking rather ridiculous. In reality, the 787 engines are quite low and I don't find this being an issue on the IF 787.

A bit disappointing about the missing strobe lights and dump valve on IF, however I still decided to keep this one with the overall look of the 1:1 version.


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More dihedral is appropriate in the air. The JCW model looks unrealistic sitting on the ground BECAUSE of the excessive dihedral.

To achieve the engine clearance, the JCW model has simply extended the landing gear without doing anything to the main gear doors. Kind of makes the model look like it is tiptoeing through the water with its pants rolled up IMHO.

Both nose gears are about the same size, but I agree with you about the detail on the JCW gear

Fuel dump valves should be there also.

Hard to see the strobe light detail on either model from the pics.

The shape of the rear JCW cockpit windows is just wrong, and nose shape and cockpit windows are my hot button. The front windows have a better shape too on the Inflight model.
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All things considered, I'll still go for the Inflight model. But hay, it's all personal preference anyway.
Agree on the dihedral being awkward looking on JC Wings. I'm hoping Inflight can incorporate the missing details into future releases, but just the fact that it's as good (if not better) as the JCW gives me hope that they are improving.

Also side note, the LOT logo should not be printed on the inside of the engines. IF has done that correctly.
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As always the JCW model is better.
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As always the JCW model is better.
Not any more IMHO for the 787. Long landing gear short main gear doors and all.

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Cannot see the pictures,but as a LOT fleet builder I'm probably going to end up with three LOT 787's from three manufacturers: Phoenix 200 SP-LRA ( missing antennae/sits low), just received JC 200 SP-LRF 'Franek', and I guess it will be the IF 200 for SP-LRD, though that may be another JC if I see a price I can' refuse.
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More dihedral is appropriate in the air. The JCW model looks unrealistic sitting on the ground BECAUSE of the excessive dihedral.

To achieve the engine clearance, the JCW model has simply extended the landing gear without doing anything to the main gear doors. Kind of makes the model look like it is tiptoeing through the water with its pants rolled up IMHO.

Both nose gears are about the same size, but I agree with you about the detail on the JCW gear

Fuel dump valves should be there also.

Hard to see the strobe light detail on either model from the pics.

The shape of the rear JCW cockpit windows is just wrong, and nose shape and cockpit windows are my hot button. The front windows have a better shape too on the Inflight model.
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All things considered, I'll still go for the Inflight model. But hay, it's all personal preference anyway.
The JCW dihedral looks good to me. Mine is on a runway stand--maybe not so good if at a gate looking that way.
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No pics here either ; (
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As always the JCW model is better.
Only 3% of people know that IF don't have the correct engines, neither GE nor RR.
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Not any more. JCW and Phoenix used to be in competition for the best 787 model, but both had low engine clearance problems, but Phoenix had a little better engine clearance than JCW.

Then in response to complaints, and instead of modifying the engine pylons (the real problem) JCW simply extended the landing gear to give more ground clearance, but left the gear doors alone, making the main gear doors too short and the landing gear look like stilts. After complaints about this on this forum and probably elsewhere, they simply made the nose gear doors longer. The engine pylons still place the engines too low, but now we have strange looking landing gear with the short main gear doors that only extend half way down the main gear strut as well, and engines that are still too low. Nice job JCW.

Hardly the best model IMHO.

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As always the JCW model is better.
Can't agree more, members know who is telling the truth.

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As always the JCW model is better.
Only 3% of people know that IF don't have the correct engines, neither GE nor RR.
Overall I can agree with this statement, although you know the landing gear "fix" on the JCW 787 is not a solution to the low hanging engines. IMO all the latest releases with raised landing gear look very toyish. The LOT 787 looks fantastic with gear up position, but in ground config to me that is why the IF200 remained in my collection.

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As always the JCW model is better.
Absolutely better except for the screw-up on the too tall main landing gear.
Everything else, the JCW/Gemini is a better representation of the 787.
Inflight has made improvements, but they fall short overall IMHO.
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Absolutely better except for the screw-up on the too tall main landing gear.
Everything else, the JCW/Gemini is a better representation of the 787.
Inflight has made improvements, but they fall short overall IMHO.
The cockpit window printing is off on the rear cockpit window of the JCW/GJ model also' The window should be longer (look at the top of the window, it is too short) and the tall landing gear just looks comical like a toy as mentioned above. The engine pylons place the engines too low also (that is the real problem with the original low engines, not the landing gear).

On the other side, the Inflight model should have the fuel dump valves on the wings, and I'm not crazy about the generic engines. Still I think it is the better model. I display most of my models on their landing gear so I won't buy a JCW 787 because of the problems listed above, particularly the wonkie landing gear until that problem is fixed. But everyone has their own opinion. That is why there are different manufacturers.

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