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Old 01-16-2021, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a few Inflight 200 Boeing 727 models in my personal collection. A lot mentioned about the problems with that aircraft mould.

Inflight 200 are now releasing further Boeing 727 models. Are these from a new / modified mould? If so, how is this mould in comparison with the previous one?

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Old 01-16-2021, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have any older IF200 727's left to compare it to (I had a TWA for a while and then eventually replaced it with the Gemini). I have one of their more recent releases below.


My personal opinion (which I think it unpopular) is that it's fine. If I had the option to choose between Inflight or a JC/Gemini then I would definitely go with the JC/Gemini. But I also wouldn't hesitate to buy an IF 727 if that was the only option.









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Old 01-16-2021, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have any older IF200 727's left to compare it to (I had a TWA for a while and then eventually replaced it with the Gemini). I have one of their more recent releases below.


My personal opinion (which I think it unpopular) is that it's fine. If I had the option to choose between Inflight or a JC/Gemini then I would definitely go with the JC/Gemini. But I also wouldn't hesitate to buy an IF 727 if that was the only option.
Thank you for your reply. It would be nice if someone with knowledge of the older IF200 B727 models has something to say. I have a few old ones such as the Olympic B727 that I am considering replacing, and will do so if it is worthwhile.
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Going back to 2007, I can tell you the concerns from collectors about the IF200 727 were improperly shaped nose (since corrected) and the vertical stab that was too narrow (when looking at it from either side, not from front or back). However, if you want to see some amazing photos of earlier IF200 727s, do a search for threads started by member Agent X20. He's posted photos of Dan Air, Eastern, Braniff, Wardair, and Continental 727s over the years.

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Unless I am mistaken, Inflight used Hogan tooling to make Air France B 727-200s.

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Depends on your definition of “older”. I have the BA/Comair Inflight set from 2010 and recall that there was a certain amount of criticism at the time. I did not have too many memories of 727s in real life, and the liveries were in my collection scope, so I bought them and still have them. You can find some pictures on my Flickr if you follow this one. British Airways (Comair) 727-294 fleet by Ukjohna, on Flickr
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I did have an original InFlight Lufthansa 727-200 but it didn’t fit my collection criteria so I sold it. I flew on several 727s; Delta, Iberia, Lufthansa, JAT and the model was okay although the nose supposedly wasn’t correct and the fin too narrow. I thought it was a good looking model but the colour scheme and registration wasn’t correct for my criteria so it went.
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Thank you everyone. So IF200 have corrected the nose on the B727 mould but what about the vertical stabiliser (tail fin) which was too narrow. I think this was the main criticism. Has this been rectified in the newer models such as the Olympic B727?
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Thank you everyone. So IF200 have corrected the nose on the B727 mould but what about the vertical stabiliser (tail fin) which was too narrow. I think this was the main criticism. Has this been rectified in the newer models such as the Olympic B727?
No, it is still too narrow, judging by the recent Varig -100 that I have. They also still have a much more prominent seam at the wing than the GJ/JC mould. It's not horrible since it follows the actual fairing shape pretty well, but it's for sure not as nice as the seamless GJ/JC.
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