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Old 12-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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I have a preorder for an Inflight 200 Delta Airbus A310 from Howland's shop (B-310-DL-001) , but I just realized that Gemini had their release of the A310 recently and its in stock. (G2DAL860).

I'm thinking about cancelling the pre-order for the IF200 and getting the one from GJ. The thing is, I always feel that IF models are a little better than GJ and I may as well keep waiting. I have a moderate collection and each time I notice paint irregularities or flat spots on rubber wheels, etc its always with my GJ models and not IF200. What do you all recommend?
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:04 PM   #2
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Overall I think the Gemini200 of the 2 is the better one. Though if those things you mention really bother you and you know IF200 will have them covered go for the IF200, though I believe on here somewhere recently it was discussed the Gemini is the more accurate in terms of mould. If you have the money, get both than move on the one that doesn't please you as much. However, I think you will have an easier time selling the more popular Gemini200 than the IF200.
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I think, in this case, the gemini is better. I have the inflight and the cheatline on the gemini sits were it is supposed to be. The inflight is too high..allthough still a nice model.
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:08 PM   #4
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Thank you, I will switch to the Gemini!
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:36 PM   #5
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Gemini 200 (and in the future JCW) is the way to go.
The Inflight 200 A310, whilst not bad of a model, is not as accurate as G200's and is down right odd looking in some situations.
IMO, the G200 A310 is an almost perfect representation.
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x2 for Gemini200 as well.
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I too originally had an inflight version on preorder and switched to Gemini instead. Safe to say I’m pretty happy I made the switch.
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I am afraid the answer is obvious.

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I wanted to see the inflight for myself to compare it to the gemini (Pan Am and Fedex). A side of the cheatline being too high, the two molds are very much a like. Think we'll see an abundance of A310's next year so no problem at all
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Many A310 models in the future is a pretty cool idea considering “Why haven’t they made an A310 yet??? So many options...” was a cry around here for years haha.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:59 PM   #11
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Yes, I know I’m beating a dead horse here, so I apologize in advance… But I refuse to spend one penny on an Inflight 200 A-310 is long as the stupid engines are dragging the ground…

It makes the plane look like a clown toy
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:24 PM   #12
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Sorry gemini/jc wings has a more accurate chord on the vertical stabilizer which airbus industrie will tell you are two very distinct stabilizers between the 200 and the 300 series. The 200 series having a wider chord compared to the 300 series and gemini/jc wings has captured this distinction accurately
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Good choice Frost. No doubt this A310 is a fantastic model!
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:19 AM   #14
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Thanks again for your help everyone. Ordered the the GJ version this morning.

My biggest thing with GJ is their quality control seems to be lacking. For example, this morning I received a new A321neo JetBlue 200:1 from the Howland shop. Box was in perfect condition, but the nose gear was installed crooked to the left, and the lower section of the nose gear was then bent right to compensate. This looked horrible, and I guess someone at the factory was trying to fix a mistake? I spent about 30 minutes with needle nose pliers trying to fix it and it’s ok now, but the metal pole inside the gear is a bit loose and when the plane is on the tripod, the wheel hangs lower than it should and leaves a small gap between the lower part and upper part of the gear. Combined with the fact that the left engine was about 5 degrees crooked and faced inward, and I had to bend that into shape too, it left a real sour first impression on a brand new model for me.

I can expect this from a 30 dollar skymarks, but when you are paying around 100 for a smaller model, or 150 plus for a larger plane, you kind of don’t expect QA to be this poor. I don’t blame the reseller obviously, I’ve gotten these QA issues with GJ for years from different shops.

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Thanks again for your help everyone. Ordered the the GJ version this morning.

My biggest thing with GJ is their quality control seems to be lacking. For example, this morning I received a new A321neo JetBlue 200:1 from the Howland shop. Box was in perfect condition, but the nose gear was installed crooked to the left, and the lower section of the nose gear was then bent right to compensate. This looked horrible, and I guess someone at the factory was trying to fix a mistake? I spent about 30 minutes with needle nose pliers trying to fix it and it’s ok now, but the metal pole inside the gear is a bit loose and when the plane is on the tripod, the wheel hangs lower than it should and leaves a small gap between the lower part and upper part of the gear. Combined with the fact that the left engine was about 5 degrees crooked and faced inward, and I had to bend that into shape too, it left a real sour first impression on a brand new model for me.

I can expect this from a 30 dollar skymarks, but when you are paying around 100 for a smaller model, or 150 plus for a larger plane, you kind of don’t expect QA to be this poor. I don’t blame the reseller obviously, I’ve gotten these QA issues with GJ for years from different shops.
This whole industry is full of gaffs. I don't think I've bought one model in over 10 years where I haven't had to pull out the needle nose pliers to fix some aspect of a landing gear assembly or crooked wheel pairs.

Oooops! I lie—two Herpa models—perfect.
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Sorry gemini/jc wings has a more accurate chord on the vertical stabilizer which airbus industrie will tell you are two very distinct stabilizers between the 200 and the 300 series. The 200 series having a wider chord compared to the 300 series and gemini/jc wings has captured this distinction accurately
I am afraid I cannot agree with you.

All the A 310s, -200 and -300 are identical, same dimensions, vertical fins are the same.
I attach an Airbus document leaving no doubt about this.

It will be useful for those wishing to check the accuracy of their model.

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Old 12-21-2019, 02:23 PM   #17
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Just want to say thanks guys, got the G200 version and I am loving it!



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Great model.

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Very nice pics!
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JC Wings A310 = Gemini's mould correct?
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Very nice pics!
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JC Wings A310 = Gemini's mould correct?
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