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Old 05-29-2020, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats with Inflight 707s and their comms antenna on the vertical stabilizer drooping downwards?
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Whats with Inflight 707's and their comms antenna on the vertical stabilizer drooping downwards?
They've always been like that. I think it's rather pathetic. I have a 720 from Aeroclassics that has a perfectly straight antenna, and it's even thinner like the real thing.
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Very nice bunch of models. Can't have em all so only pre ordered the Qantas and Pan American 707. Man do I love the 707
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Very nice bunch of models. Can't have em all so only pre ordered the Qantas and Pan American 707. Man do I love the 707

I know what you mean Tom. My favs out of this bunch is the Air France 707, the Pan Am 707 and the Qantas 707. The tail antenna's can be straightened by the way MDC11 with a lot care to keep within breaking point. The Air France tail antenna is perfect.


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With caution, the antennas can be bent indeed, did it with several IF 707's. I do like the Air France too, but have the two Herpa AF 707's wich have the polished belly's.
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The discerning collector cannot be satisfied with this AF "B707-320" which is an insult made to the real aircraft, it shows clearly that the manufacturer has very little respect for the collectors and the well-founded comments that have been made these last years.

I already explained why this model is inaccurate.
All these "B 707-320s" are deliberately wrong.

And to add insult to injury, these models are sold by SOCATEC and approved by Air France ...
I have no choice but to send another e mail to SOCATEC to express some "constructive comments".

Looking for an accurate B 707-320 ?
Move along, nothing to see.

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Hi Jean Pierre,

I am interested in this Air France B707 but what's wrong with it or where can I find your comments?

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Things are very clear.

Inflight made this B 707-320 using the wings of its previous B 707-320B/Cs models.
The wings of these two aircraft are different, consequently the B 707-320 is completely wrong.

Comparing the Herpa B 707-320 with the Inflight B 707-320B, I wrote a post on the forum some six months ago.
From the pictures I published, it is obvious that the wing planforms of these two aircraft is different.

The -320 had a wing area smaller than the -320B/C.
You can also note that on the B 707-320, the chord (width) of the flaps is constant all along the wing, it is not the case on the B 707-320 B.

To see my post, go to page 9 of this section, middle of the page, the title is Inflight Air France "B 707-300".

If you try to fit the wing of a Caravelle 12 under the fuselage of a Caravelle III, you will have something similar.

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I eventually would like to get that UA A320. Hoping the A319 is released soon
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I might be mistaken... or the photos are just misleading... but... what happened to the copckpit windows of the regular (non-NEO) A320s??? Enlarged by 1.3???
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The discerning collector cannot be satisfied with this AF "B707-320" which is an insult made to the real aircraft, it shows clearly that the manufacturer has very little respect for the collectors and the well-founded comments that have been made these last years.

I already explained why this model is inaccurate.
All these "B 707-320s" are deliberately wrong.

And to add insult to injury, these models are sold by SOCATEC and approved by Air France ...
I have no choice but to send another e mail to SOCATEC to express some "constructive comments".

Looking for an accurate B 707-320 ?
Move along, nothing to see.

Jean Pierre.

no disrespect JP, but I believe there were EIGHTY FOUR or so different variations of the 707!! NO manu is going to spend millions tooling every one of them. plus 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 999% of world population either don't know or couldn't care.


same with the comet. too many variations in its short lifetime.


only chance you have is a new manu wants to risk doing them.


just saying. stay safe.
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no disrespect JP, but I believe there were EIGHTY FOUR or so different variations of the 707!! NO manu is going to spend millions tooling every one of them. plus 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 999% of world population either don't know or couldn't care.


same with the comet. too many variations in its short lifetime.


only chance you have is a new manu wants to risk doing them.


just saying. stay safe.

Well to be completely honest Rob you sound like Vector 1 has been in your ear or visa versa.

And just perhaps, it's time for JCW / GJ should take up all the 707 variants. They already have the KC-135 tooling. And another thing, I work in manufacturing at the moment and it's not millions to tool up, it's a few thousand Rob, depending on the size of the tool. How many 707 bodies and different wing types required? Not as many as you think. If you got out of 1:200 collecting for a reason Rob perhaps you should stick with your decision. People that collect large scale like 1:200 also do it for a reason and expect that extra something for their bucks like accuracy that 1:400 or 1:500 smaller scales might be able to pull off or try to get away with unnoticed. Just saying
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no disrespect JP, but I believe there were EIGHTY FOUR or so different variations of the 707!! NO manu is going to spend millions tooling every one of them. plus 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 999% of world population either don't know or couldn't care.


same with the comet. too many variations in its short lifetime.


only chance you have is a new manu wants to risk doing them.


just saying. stay safe.
No problem Robert, your comments are always welcome.

I think I have a good knowledge of the B 707s and B 720s.
There are only four wings from which you can make a difference between all the versions and put a correct name on all the B 707s and B 720s.

We are very far from the 84 versions that in your opinion we could visually identify when looking at one of these planes.

So far, the -120 has never been produced by any manufacturer.
So we have three wings left.

Inflight did a reasonable job with its B 707-320 B/C.
With a lot of guesswork, they tried to make a specific wing for the B 720 B, if I remember well, the model had spoilers under the wings ...
Some of us will appreciate.
To save money, Inflight used the wing of a -320 B to make a -320 with the result we know ...

You are right, nobody cares and the AF model is sold out at Aviation Megastore.

Talking about the Comet ...
Two fuselage lengths, the Comet 4B and 4C being two meters longer than the Comet 4.
Inflight opted for a one-size-fits-all fuselage half way between the two versions.

Just compare with their DC 9-30, -40 and -50 available with three fuselage lengths.

"With feedback and praise coming from airlines and collectors around the world we continue to strive to set new standards ..."
That's what we read on the Inflight website.

I feel reassured.

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I know what you mean Tom. My favs out of this bunch is the Air France 707, the Pan Am 707 and the Qantas 707. The tail antenna's can be straightened by the way MDC11 with a lot care to keep within breaking point. The Air France tail antenna is perfect.


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Well to be completely honest Rob you sound like Vector 1 has been in your ear or visa versa.

And just perhaps, it's time for JCW / GJ should take up all the 707 variants. They already have the KC-135 tooling. And another thing, I work in manufacturing at the moment and it's not millions to tool up, it's a few thousand Rob, depending on the size of the tool. How many 707 bodies and different wing types required? Not as many as you think. If you got out of 1:200 collecting for a reason Rob perhaps you should stick with your decision. People that collect large scale like 1:200 also do it for a reason and expect that extra something for their bucks like accuracy that 1:400 or 1:500 smaller scales might be able to pull off or try to get away with unnoticed. Just saying

oh darn. you sussed it. I am Vector 1 in disguise!! ! ok perhaps millions was over the top. but you get my drift.


not collected 1/200 for a while now. but still follow new releases. just appears the same now. all barrel tubed 777s etc and airbuses. even the 4 holers are now disappearing


now collect military. mostly kits and a few die cast. pic below is when I collected 200 scale and bigger. had a warehouse to keep them in.





now my collection at home . now collect PHANTOMS. V-BOMBERS + WW2 HEAVIES.






JP. as said hope some manu takes up the mantle at some stage and get it right.


stay safe all!!
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now collect military. mostly kits and a few die cast. pic below is when I collected 200 scale and bigger. had a warehouse to keep them in.
Grateful you did. Still own a nice and rare Jet Wings KLM dc-8-53 you once owned (maybe even in this pic somewhere)
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oh darn. you sussed it. I am Vector 1 in disguise!! ! ok perhaps millions was over the top. but you get my drift.


not collected 1/200 for a while now. but still follow new releases. just appears the same now. all barrel tubed 777s etc and airbuses. even the 4 holers are now disappearing


now collect military. mostly kits and a few die cast. pic below is when I collected 200 scale and bigger. had a warehouse to keep them in.





now my collection at home . now collect PHANTOMS. V-BOMBERS + WW2 HEAVIES.






JP. as said hope some manu takes up the mantle at some stage and get it right.


stay safe all!!
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Grateful you did. Still own a nice and rare Jet Wings KLM dc-8-53 you once owned (maybe even in this pic somewhere)

yep. right at the back on wall rack. second shelf up, far right. and yes, remember selling to someone hear. I believe aussiejets had 2 of my tri-stars?





still looks pretty good as its at least 25 years old. or more!
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yep. right at the back on wall rack. second shelf up, far right. and yes, remember selling to someone hear. still looks pretty good as its at least 25 years old. or more!
That's the one! My first 8. In the meantime it has six sisters.
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