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Old 09-06-2021, 07:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a grateful model.
But...I bother about leaning forward of aircraft.
I think this problem is common to Inflight mold.
Is there any way to solve this problem?
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Old 09-06-2021, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's normal for the Inflight model unfortunately, the 747s is slightly angeled down.
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Old 09-06-2021, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Having lived in Taiwan from 72 to 74, I love this livery. Got to fly on their Caravelle and would see their 707's and 727's at Taipei International from the roof top observation deck.

Only way I know how to fix it would be to pull the nose gear, which depending on how well glued from the factory would damage the gear, so you would need a spare. Use the old/damaged nose gear base plate (test fit and use dremel to desired thickness) for gear socket to extended new nose gear when mounted.

Another option would be to fashion a spacer in the color of the base where displayed to slightly raise it by placing the spacer under the nose gear tires, ie; if a wood base same color thin wood spacer; black shelf, a small piece of black paper folded, glass shelf; a small clear bumper pad spacer found at hardware store.

...or just leave it and if it bothers you too much, and if it came with a stand, display on the stand!

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Beautiful model!
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Having lived in Taiwan from 72 to 74, I love this livery. Got to fly on their Caravelle and would see their 707's and 727's at Taipei International from the roof top observation deck.

Only way I know how to fix it would be to pull the nose gear, which depending on how well glued from the factory would damage the gear, so you would need a spare. Use the old/damaged nose gear base plate (test fit and use dremel to desired thickness) for gear socket to extended new nose gear when mounted.

Another option would be to fashion a spacer in the color of the base where displayed to slightly raise it by placing the spacer under the nose gear tires, ie; if a wood base same color thin wood spacer; black shelf, a small piece of black paper folded, glass shelf; a small clear bumper pad spacer found at hardware store.

...or just leave it and if it bothers you too much, and if it came with a stand, display on the stand!

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Beautiful model!
Thanks!
and sorry. I didn't realise your reply...

Well...I understood that needs to pull the gear for fix it.
But I don't know how to pull the gear.

I feel the gear attached to the body is really strong.
What kind of tools that I have to use?
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You're welcome! Well it can get a little complicated. Once the nose gear is pulled with needle nose pliers, most likely the gear mounting plate will be left (sometimes you will get lucky and the whole gear and gear door will come out whole). There may be a nub left where the gear strut mounted to the plate. This is where you would need a Dremel tool with various attachments to smooth out this nub. Then you could dry fit the new nose gear to see if the length is to your liking when displayed on gear. If so, then attach with glue of choice (some like white Elmer's type glue as it is not permanent, but I use super glue).

If the height is too much, then the base plate left when you pulled the gear needs to be removed. This requires drilling a small hole in the center of the gear plate. Then you need a drywall screw or one with a fine point to screw in the hole drilled in the plate. Once the screw is inserted (not too deep, 1/4 to 1/2 turn) use pliers and pull on the end of the screw. Sometimes just the plate will come out and sometime the plate and gear door will come out also. If so, you can separate the gear door from the plate with a small flat blade screw driver. Then you need to build up a material that will serve as your spacer or if it was too high simple grind down the gear plate removed to desired thickness. Test fit and then when satisfied with the height mount everything back.

It can be quite a process with many opportunities/chances of damaging your model. So if unsure, I would just find something to put under the front tires to raise it or display it on a stand.
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You're welcome! Well it can get a little complicated. Once the nose gear is pulled with needle nose pliers, most likely the gear mounting plate will be left (sometimes you will get lucky and the whole gear and gear door will come out whole). There may be a nub left where the gear strut mounted to the plate. This is where you would need a Dremel tool with various attachments to smooth out this nub. Then you could dry fit the new nose gear to see if the length is to your liking when displayed on gear. If so, then attach with glue of choice (some like white Elmer's type glue as it is not permanent, but I use super glue).

If the height is too much, then the base plate left when you pulled the gear needs to be removed. This requires drilling a small hole in the center of the gear plate. Then you need a drywall screw or one with a fine point to screw in the hole drilled in the plate. Once the screw is inserted (not too deep, 1/4 to 1/2 turn) use pliers and pull on the end of the screw. Sometimes just the plate will come out and sometime the plate and gear door will come out also. If so, you can separate the gear door from the plate with a small flat blade screw driver. Then you need to build up a material that will serve as your spacer or if it was too high simple grind down the gear plate removed to desired thickness. Test fit and then when satisfied with the height mount everything back.

It can be quite a process with many opportunities/chances of damaging your model. So if unsure, I would just find something to put under the front tires to raise it or display it on a stand.
Thank you so much for told me really kind and courteous!
If I could prepare the spare gear, I will try it!
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