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Old 09-02-2020, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

Hope you're doing well! As mentioned above I try to find out if there's an overview of makers that provide removeable/ magnetic gears with their releases? If not, we could do that with this thread.

I switched to (a space killing and expensive) 1:200 scale a few months ago and the only reason for that is or are removable gears. I just love to have my models on display in flight mode. That said I recently had to pass on JCWings A330-200 with the current Etihad as well as Geminis Lufthansa A330-300 in their 1990s livery because of this fixed "issue".

It also seems to me that from time to time makers add this feature to certain models, whereas previous releases don't have it. Example or better said a question: does the Lufthansa A330-300 D-AIKJ JFox release have removeable gears? The latest models have them.

So what I know (also from my own collection) is this:

Removeable gears:

Gemini200
747-400
A340-600
A350-900
777-300ER

JFox
A330-300
A340-300
A350-900

Fixed gears:

Gemini200
A330-300

JCWings
A330-200

Inflight200
747-400

I would summarize your answers from time to time. Thanks in advance for any help and answers!

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Old 09-02-2020, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I will add to the list above:

The Gemini 200 737-700/ 800, 757-200/ 300 and 777-200 all have removeable landing gears..

But the Gemini 200 or JC Wings 727-100/ 200, 767-200/ 300 and all MD-80/ 90s have fixed landing gears..

Also the new Inflight 200 A320 has removeable gears as well..
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Old 09-02-2020, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, the Gemini 737s have removable gears, sometimes a little too removable
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Taitak, did you get any Dragon wings 1/400? dragon made virtually all of their 1/400 with removable gears? That's the reason why my 1/400 collection is like 70% dragon even if some of them not the best mould.

You should also look at hogan as they make a lot of 1/200 with removable gears even if the moulds are not the most detailed.

Also I made a thread here regarding Risesoon/Skymarks models which come with fixed gears but you can mod them by carefully remove the gears and use the gear sets from hogan which are better. Here's a few threads about the mod:

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...-reemoval.html

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...el-up-mod.html

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...ity-hogan.html

Personally, I think there's really no excuse for 1/200 not having removable gears. all of them should.

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To add...

Gemini

All regional jets - fixed
747's -removable (except UPS which is also on the IF mould)
A310 - removable
A300/319/320/321 - fixed
MD-11's - removable

Inflight


DC-8/9/10 - fixed
747's - fixed

Gemini & JC are generally the same but these are the exceptions I'm aware of:

757 - Gemini is removable, JC is fixed
A330-200 & 300's -- Gemini is fixed, JC is removable
Concorde - Gemini is removable, JC is fixed
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Concorde - Gemini is removable, JC is fixed
I have a jc wing concorde that has removable gears:

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...48-post33.html
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I have a jc wing concorde that has removable gears:

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...48-post33.html

Interesting. I have the Air France one and it not. I wonder why they go back and forth.
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Taitak, did you get any Dragon wings 1/400? dragon made virtually all of their 1/400 with removable gears? That's the reason why my 1/400 collection is like 70% dragon even if some of them not the best mould.

You should also look at hogan as they make a lot of 1/200 with removable gears even if the moulds are not the most detailed.

Also I made a thread here regarding Risesoon/Skymarks models which come with fixed gears but you can mod them by carefully remove the gears and use the gear sets from hogan which are better. Here's a few threads about the mod:

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Personally, I think there's really no excuse for 1/200 not having removable gears. all of them should.
Hi and yes to your first question. But I only got three models from Dragon (Finnair MD-11, Virgin A340-300, ANA 777-300) and don't accept plastic wings any longer. And to be honest, I am really spoiled now by my latest additions in 1:200 and don't want to step down. And you're right, in my opinion every 1:200 release should have that feature to have a choice. See below:

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Old 09-02-2020, 01:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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A330-200 & 300's -- Gemini is fixed, JC is removable
Are you sure? Have a look at this model:

Etihad A330-200 A6-EYD

I asked the seller and he told me it's fixed. So maybe depending on the model? But why that?
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Are you sure? Have a look at this model:

Etihad A330-200 A6-EYD

I asked the seller and he told me it's fixed. So maybe depending on the model? But why that?

I guess there might some variations for some reason but I currently have:


JC DHL A330-200 (removable)
JC China Eastern A330-300 Toy Story (removable)
Gemini Delta A330-200 (fixed)
Gemini Delta A330-300 (fixed)


and I once owned the Gemini US Airways A330-200 and KLM A330-200 and both were fixed.
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I guess there might some variations for some reason but I currently have:


JC DHL A330-200 (removable)
JC China Eastern A330-300 Toy Story (removable)
Gemini Delta A330-200 (fixed)
Gemini Delta A330-300 (fixed)


and I once owned the Gemini US Airways A330-200 and KLM A330-200 and both were fixed.
The irony with the DHL is you would never want to remove the gears as the front gear replacement door doesn't have the fairing for the strut extension.
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Just to add to the confusion,
(2012) JC SIA A330-300 - fixed
(2017) GJ Aer Lingus A330-300 - removable, redesigned mould
(2012) GJ AA 737-800 - fixed, got rid of dragster stance
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Anyone makes MD-80's 90's , 717, 727 with removable gears? Seems like the tail jets got neglected ;(
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**Minor rant alert**

There is no 's' after the word 'gear' when referring to landing gear. My other pet peeve is adding an 's' when describing more than one aircraft.




Back on topic, and a good one it is too... my preference is always to have a choice. I really like to display some models on their stand in a flying pose, gear up
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i dont understand the lack of gear up/down with regard to the tail jetters. seems like no one bothers to make them?
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