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Old 09-26-2021, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any opinion re: IF200 vs G200 787-10?

I realise this is a long shot, but do any of you have 787-10 models by both manufacturers? If so, what are the pros and cons of each? I've found a thread wherein there is a comparison between IF200 & G200 on a 787-9. Apparently, at least on the models shown, the IF200 model of the 787-9 has a dragster look. It was produced in 2019. I don't know if that issue was resolved with the release of the 787-10 and/or more recent 787-9 releases.

The model I'm possibly purchasing has been produced by three different manufacturers, the third being Hogan, but I don't like the overly flexed wings on the Hogan.

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I realise this is a long shot, but do any of you have 787-10 models by both manufacturers? If so, what are the pros and cons of each? I've found a thread wherein there is a comparison between IF200 & G200 on a 787-9. Apparently, at least on the models shown, the IF200 model of the 787-9 has a dragster look. It was produced in 2019. I don't know if that issue was resolved with the release of the 787-10 and/or more recent 787-9 releases.

The model I'm possibly purchasing has been produced by three different manufacturers, the third being Hogan, but I don't like the overly flexed wings on the Hogan.
Generally speaking. The -10 is just a stretched - 9. The pros and cons of the different manufacturers are the same as with the - 9 in my opinion.

If you want to stay with diecast then choose between IF and GJ/JC.

You won't be disappointed by both.

Personally I prefer Inflight a little more.
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Thanks for the reply. I have only four 787-9 models and each of them is from a different manufacturer. (G200, Hogan, Herpa, and Phoenix.) No IF200 787s in my collection, but that may change soon.
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Thanks for the reply. I have only four 787-9 models and each of them is from a different manufacturer. (G200, Hogan, Herpa, and Phoenix.) No IF200 787s in my collection, but that may change soon.
Try to find some unboxing videos on YouTube. Or search for some real life pics. Then you can compare the moulds, printings and details.

Just found that two pics of my ARD (Inflight) 787-10 British Airways on my phone.
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Thanks, looks great. I've forgotten about unboxing videos. I'll look on YT.
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i go for whichever cheaper with removable gears
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I'd prefer Hogan, but i don't like the wing flex and I'm not going to buy the static wing conversion kit then try to switch the engines. Could be a disaster, knowing my skill set.
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I'd prefer Hogan, but i don't like the wing flex and I'm not going to buy the static wing conversion kit then try to switch the engines. Could be a disaster, knowing my skill set.
Hogan offers the "on ground" version of the 787.
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Hogan offers the "on ground" version of the 787.
Yep I have this exact hogan on ground model also. I think the on ground model actually do need a tiny bit of flex at the wing roots because the weight of the aircraft on the landing gears so the wings shouldn't be completely straight.
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Hogan offers the "on ground" version of the 787.
They do? Looking at DiMA, there's only one listing for the model I'm considering (G-ZBLA) and it's the in flight version. There's this kit, but the engines are white and I don't want to attempt switching them out.



Interestingly (or not) by the time I spend the money on the model ($80) and the conversion kit ($18) I'll have spent $100 and for $30 or so more (not including shipping), I can buy the diecast version. Though I prefer Hogan to save storage space.

I'll sort it out over the weekend. I fly out on Saturday to London and it'll be on a British 787-10. BA only has two 787-10s in service, so the aircraft will either be G-ZBLA or G-ZBLB. I noticed BA is using both on the route. If it ends up G-ZBLB, I'll have to buy the NG 1:400 model.
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I have the ANA 787-9 and I absolutely love it. Well the IF 787-9 was readily available I would have got that. Eztoys has some real good deals on the ANA, BA and Ethiopian 787s.
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I'll find out tomorrow morning which registration number it is. I'm hoping it's G-ZBLA because there were more models produced of that one. Only one model of G-ZBLB unless G200 produces a flaps-down version of it. Otherwise, it'll be NG in 1:400.
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the hogan version with straight wings is a wonderful thing. but only a few of their models come with the 'on-ground' config, and the retrofitting kit is quite costly. i'd also argue that the cockpit window printing for the hogan looks a bit small and high. otherwise the hogan version is a good mould
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herpa also make excellent plastic one that is one step above that of hogan in details but are preassembled so take as much space boxwise as a diecast model.

I have one of herpa 787-10 and it's quite a nice model: https://www.scalemodelstore.com/mode...ng_787-10.html
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I agree, I love my Herpa Norwegian 789. At least they're not as heavy as diecast.

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I think the herpa 787 has just the right amount of flex at the wing root for on ground look, better than the straight almost no flex wings of the on ground hogan.

I will have to check my herpa 787 but some of the herpas can use the same gear set as that of the hogan, so with care you could convert the herpa into in flight.

I don't know why herpa doesn't package theirs like hogan since it would make the packaging a lot smaller without losing any details. As well as why they don't make gears removable because a lot of their plastic models can actually use the gears from hogan.
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Guys, I am soooo excited! My flight today from DFW to LHR is on G-ZBLA! I've flown in -9s nine times (Virgin, British, Norwegian) but this will be my first time flying in a -10. I know, I know, very little difference between the two variants, but it'll be one I can cross off my "flown in" list. I just need to decide between G200 and IF200. I'm partial to G200 only because I've several of their models, but we'll see.
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Guys, I am soooo excited! My flight today from DFW to LHR is on G-ZBLA! I've flown in -9s nine times (Virgin, British, Norwegian) but this will be my first time flying in a -10. I know, I know, very little difference between the two variants, but it'll be one I can cross off my "flown in" list. I just need to decide between G200 and IF200. I'm partial to G200 only because I've several of their models, but we'll see.
Both of them are nice. Personally I prefer Inflight but it won't be easy to get because it's basically out of stock everywhere... Depends on your location and how much money you want to spend.
You're probably more lucky with GJ in this case.
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Guys, I am soooo excited! My flight today from DFW to LHR is on G-ZBLA! I've flown in -9s nine times (Virgin, British, Norwegian) but this will be my first time flying in a -10. I know, I know, very little difference between the two variants, but it'll be one I can cross off my "flown in" list. I just need to decide between G200 and IF200. I'm partial to G200 only because I've several of their models, but we'll see.
This is for you, Randy. I just happened to remember you were leaving this evening and got to FR24 in time to see your flight had just taken off. How exciting you are on a flight with a model that exists in 1:200 ☺️.
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Hi Randy, here's some comparison shots for you. KLM is GJ, BA is IF.

Personally I have a slight preference for IF 787's - the "high water" main landing gears on the GJ annoy me, and I feel like IF captures the nose shape a little better, but I have also not checked that many dimensions for accuracy - the GJ fuselage seems a little thicker overall and that may or may not be more correct. The one dimension I did get is tail height: GJ is around 84mm, IF closer to 87mm. GJ is slightly closer to scale there (the 1:1 is 17.02m -> 85mm in 1:200), but it's not enough of a difference on either model to ruin the look IMO.

In any case, I really have no issue acquiring a GJ either. There is a bit of a wing gap on the IF that seems to be a signature for them and I know some people don't like that. I'll leave it to others to point out any other inaccuracies on either model they might perceive (and I'm happy to grab any other measurements that might help there).

How was the flight?




(Note: the nose gear on my GJ is a little loose and tends to angle backwards with weight on it).









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Wow, thanks so much for the comparison piccies. I guess both models have pros and cons. I find it interesting how each manufacturer has their own interpretation of the aircraft. (This goes for all aircraft models, not just 787s.) A few differences I noticed: the fan blades on the actual aircraft are very dark grey - almost black - but on both models, they're painted silver. APU is larger on G200. Either the wheel hubs are too large or the tyres are too small (or both) on the IF version. The front gear assembly looks rather chunky on the G200. Another thing I've noticed is the exhaust cones are different colours on each model. IF is a shade of blue whilst G200 is more of a steel colour. In photos of the actual aircraft, I've seen both. I wonder if the blue burns off after time? Maybe they're blue when the aircraft is new?

Still not sure which one to buy. Both are readily available here in the UK. I like the idea of having the First Flight coin, though.

The flight was delayed by 45 minutes but they certainly made up for it. We arrived 30 minutes early! I was in one of their new Club World Suites. Nice but it too, has pros and cons, which I won't get into. I'm not a huge fan of BA to begin with because I think they're too "stuffy" but the cabin crew were very nice and accommodating. I certainly enjoyed the lie-flat bed, though. And I could stretch out all the way. Slept pretty well on the flight until we hit some pretty bad turbulence. I fly AA on the return next year. I've not flown a domestic carrier on an international flight. Booked in premium economy. We'll see how that goes.

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what do you think about herpa's nose gear positioning?
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I agree, I love my Herpa Norwegian 789. At least they're not as heavy as diecast.

what do you think about herpa's nose wheel positioning?
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