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Old 04-06-2019, 08:11 PM   #1
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Greetings, as I mentioned earlier in my Aer Lingus B707 thread that I would share another bird on the DAC with a touch of green in it's livery. I figured that a Convair 880M classic model from my Cathay Pacific fleet would work. I was enlightened by my mother that my uncle used to fly this particular airframe when he would travel to Hong Kong on business from Manila. Must have been a much more pleasant form of air travel, compared to what we get today. Cheers! T7

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Old 04-06-2019, 08:32 PM   #2
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Hello T7! Yep, can see the pics...Lovely model you got there! Been eyeing on this model in HS, but it’s out of my collecting criteria. Same as the CAT (Civil Air Transport) CV880.
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Lovely model and great pics. I also love the box artwork. Great catch T7
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Love those classic models! Great piece, specially when a personal memory is attached.
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Gorgeous and iconic model. Funky box design too!
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Fascinating! Here're the shots of the actual ship.
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Note the v/stab.
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Must have been a much more pleasant form of air travel, compared to what we get today.
Certainly the CX of those years way back was a different creature from the 'thing' it has now evolved into (out of necessity I suppose)
I believe we would have been on one of CX's CV880 on our first family trip/pilgrimage 'back' to Hong Kong during my toddler years, via Manila I understand



Very nostalgic to note 'Jesselton' and 'Brunei' - as opposed to 'Kota Kinabalu (BKI)' and Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) nowadays
There used to be a HKG-BWN-BKI-HKG or HKG-BKI-BWN-HKG triangular route alternating between different days of the week in those days. The BWN-BKI and BKI-BWN must have been extremely challenging for the cabin crew, they did manage a full 'drinks service' during the 10-15 minutes flight

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I used to see it occasionally when I would visit the Taipei International observation deck back in the day!

This one is in my collection.
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I have one of these as part of my collection of airlines I have flown on. I remember flying in one of these CX CV880s, on the same route that your uncle flew. This was in 1979. I was young, life was simple and yes, flying was pleasant and a civilised way to travel even when you were flying coach. Thanks for the memories.
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Lovely photos T7, I have the CV880 in JAL colours and its one of my favourites. I especially like the vortex generators on the vertical stabilizer. And who docent like loud, smoke belching engines
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I had a couple of chances to pick up the JAL and kept saying next time, but wished I had picked one up.
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Very nice photos, thanks
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I had a couple of chances to pick up the JAL and kept saying next time, but wished I had picked one up.
I think I have two of them...have to check...
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Lovely model and great pics. I also love the box artwork. Great catch T7
Much appreciated, Aussiejets! I thought it was time I got off my butt to share some photos on the DAC once again, but wanted to share some of my models that have not been posted before on the DAC with deserving photos/angles of the model. I have been content to viewing your fantastic photos on the DAC along with other established DAC collectors and the newbies as well during the past year or so. Cheers! T7

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Love those classic models! Great piece, specially when a personal memory is attached.

Thank you, Maarlandair. I agree it's always a pleasure to see some classic/retro models on the DAC that manufacturers released many eons ago. Yes, always cool to collect models that have memories associated with it, and it's one of my main criteria for collecting. T7
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Thank you, gentlemen. I agree she's a beauty and the artwork truly goes with this classic air-frame deployed by Cathay Pacific.

Those are some nice photos of the 1:1 plane to compare the model with and a time when flying was definitely an event to experience. Appreciate the pics you posted in this thread. Cheers! T7
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