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Old 08-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody. Who wants to see a North Central CV-580 in 1:400?

As early as 1959, North Central was thinking about the power of turbines on their 340's and 440's. In 1966, North Central followed through and converted 20 340/440 aircraft with an option to convert 11 more. They contracted through Pacific Aeromotive for the conversions.

This aircraft proved extremely beneficial for North Central as actual cost per aircraft mile dropped by 31 cents compared to the 340/440. The 580 was so efficient for North Central's system that 24 of the turboprops remained in service when NC purchased Southern Airways in 1979 to form Republic. When Northwest bought Republic in 1986, 13 of the 580s were still in service and used through the late '80s.

We could also use the CV-340 and 440 in North Central colors in 1:400.

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a no brainer.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with you ^
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the 580 in 1:200, but would love to have it in 1:400. and, as long as we're at it, the 340 and/or 440 in delivery colors!

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Old 08-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Count me in! Great memories of watching these as a 4-5 year old back in 1979. First airline trip ever, and we stayed at that hotel in Detroit built onto the airport terminal (long since demolished). I remember looking down and watching these little guys taxi with only one engine running.

I also remember the most colorful little jet I've ever seen. I knew little about planes back then, but I'm betting it was an Empire F28 - which would ALSO be a great model to have!
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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From a 1980 timetable:

MSP to ORD (the hard way)

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940 KMSP KIWD 0545 0632
940 KIWD KMNM 0642 0720
940 KMNM KGRB 0730 0749
940 KGRB KOSH 0815 0832
940 KOSH KMKE 0842 0907
940 KMKE KORD 0935 1010
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A long hard day in the life of a Republic 580 in the age of the 10 minute turn around.

Flight
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971 KMCI KSUX 0710 0805
971 KSUX KFSD 0814 0840
971 KFSD KMHE 0900 0922
971 KMHE KHON 0928 0944
971 KHON KABR 0952 1014
971 KABR KBIS 1030 1109
971 KBIS KDVL 1120 1154
971 KDVL KGFK 1205 1229





974 KGFK KDVL 1410 1436
974 KDVL KBIS 1445 1530
974 KBIS KABR 1550 1630
974 KABR KHON 1645 1707
974 KHON KMHE 1715 1731
974 KMHE KFSD 1737 1800
974 KFSD KOMA 1820 1900





977 KOMA KOFK 1930 2000
977 KOFK KYKN 2010 2029
977 KYKN KFSD 2038 2057
977 KFSD KBKX 2117 2136
977 KBKX KATY 2144 2202
977 KATY KFAR 2211 2248
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As a child, my summer trips to see relatives involved a Western 720 LAX-MSP, then a NC CV-580 to Fairmont, MN by way of Mankato.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There are many local service Convairs that I'd like to see made and not just CV-580s. Just for NC alone there are several liveries. Then there's:

Frontier
Mohawk
Lake Central
Central
Allegheny

Not forgetting trunk airlines Western is crying out for a CV-240 and also Mid-Continent
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There are many local service Convairs that I'd like to see made and not just CV-580s. Just for NC alone there are several liveries. Then there's:

Frontier
Mohawk
Lake Central
Central
Allegheny

Not forgetting trunk airlines Western is crying out for a CV-240 and also Mid-Continent
Please, please, please...not that I'm begging for a WA CV-240, but, please, please, please...
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Instead of those A330s and A340s we got this month from AC, we could have had a few Convairs. What a shame.

I'd also love to have have a Lake Central CV-340 to put next to my LC memorabilia.
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There are many local service Convairs that I'd like to see made and not just CV-580s. Just for NC alone there are several liveries. Then there's:

Frontier
Mohawk
Lake Central
Central
Allegheny

Not forgetting trunk airlines Western is crying out for a CV-240 and also Mid-Continent
I would purchase all of your suggestions. Don't forget this little beauty from the 70's.

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Old 08-11-2012, 01:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Please don't forget the CV-240 and CV-340/CV440 conversions to the CV-600 and CV-640 respectively for Texas Intl., Frontier, Hawiian airlines, etc.
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I wonder how many units of the FAA CV-580 Gemini actually wound up shifting? I heard it didn't do too well.
Perhaps Gemini would have been better off debuting the 1:400 CV-580 with one of the airlines in this thread?
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A definite must be done in 1/400, great scheme.
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I wonder how many units of the FAA CV-580 Gemini actually wound up shifting? I heard it didn't do too well.
Perhaps Gemini would have been better off debuting the 1:400 CV-580 with one of the airlines in this thread?
Definitely that was a bloody stupid decision by Gemini. Who the hell collects non-airline models like the FAA - not many I'd bet. They'd have had no problems shifting the NC or Frontier CV-580s I'd have thought.
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Definitely that was a bloody stupid decision by Gemini. Who the hell collects non-airline models like the FAA - not many I'd bet. They'd have had no problems shifting the NC or Frontier CV-580s I'd have thought.
On the other hand, GJ's mould is a bloody failure so better it was the FAA than something choice.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Sign me up for Frontier, Lake Central and North Central/Republic CV-580s.

Not a lot of Republic metal in this hobby, by the way. How about a final scheme 757 while we're at it. (Sorry to go off-topic.)
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Seems like these are ones I have been asking for especially NC, Allegheny, Frontier and Lake Central over a number of years. I have, in the past, posted other threads on this particular subject. It does seem odd that GJ has produced many I have written about in the 1:200 but does not seem to want to develop in 1:400. How about these GJ or Aeroclassics? FAA CV 580, who really wants that one?
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