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Old 05-15-2019, 03:49 AM   #1
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The NG Models 757 has been a revelation in 1:400 so it is high time I investigated more of their model's histories. Part 1 of a 2 part series looks at the beginnings of the 757 and the journey from the 727-300 to the 7N7 and finally to the 757:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/a...-to-7n7-to-757

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Revelation? You mean "revolution"?
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Enjoyed that read and had no idea that half of that even happened. Thanks for teaching me something ! Awesome models too, rare as unicorn poop.
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Revelation? You mean "revolution"?
No I mean revelation:

Definition of revelation. 1a : an act of revealing or communicating divine truth. b : something that is revealed by God to humans. 2a : an act of revealing to view or making known. b : something that is revealed especially : an enlightening or astonishing disclosure shocking revelations.
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No I mean revelation:

Definition of revelation. 1a : an act of revealing or communicating divine truth. b : something that is revealed by God to humans. 2a : an act of revealing to view or making known. b : something that is revealed especially : an enlightening or astonishing disclosure shocking revelations.
Well, that meaning of the word makes no sense in the context in which you used it.
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Good read Rich,

Can't help wondering if the original shorter length proposal of the 757-100 which appeared to be roughly A320 sized might have established an Airbus style narrow body range with longer gears which would have replaced the 737 range 30 years ago instead of where we've ended up now with the MAX debacle ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQzYkBJWXE&t=245s
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Good read Rich,

Can't help wondering if the original shorter length proposal of the 757-100 which appeared to be roughly A320 sized might have established an Airbus style narrow body range with longer gears which would have replaced the 737 range 30 years ago instead of where we've ended up now with the MAX debacle ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQzYkBJWXE&t=245s
What a stupid thing to wonder. 737NG was hugely successful. Would we now be dealing with a 757 MAX debacle? This so called "debacle" will be but a blip in the grand scheme of history. Just like the 787 battery issues. And DC-10 grounding. And a plethora of other commercial airliner teething issues.
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What a stupid thing to wonder. 737NG was hugely successful. Would we now be dealing with a 757 MAX debacle? This so called "debacle" will be but a blip in the grand scheme of history. Just like the 787 battery issues. And DC-10 grounding. And a plethora of other commercial airliner teething issues.
Don't call me stupid son ! If you think the fatalities of several hundred people are a 'blip' that's your problem. I see an airliner that has quite literally been requiring a ground up replacement for several years and has now been over engineered to "death".
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Don't call me stupid son ! If you think the fatalities of several hundred people are a 'blip' that's your problem. I see an airliner that has quite literally been requiring a ground up replacement for several years and has now been over engineered to "death".
I ain't your son, daddy. And I didn't call you stupid. Only a stupid person would misinterpret what I said.

It's a fact that these two 737 MAX accidents will indeed be but a blip in the overall history of the type, however sad. Sorry if you're too thick-skulled to see this. No argument from me that Boeing should have gone with a clean sheet design, but the MAX is reality and it's here to stay. Son.
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Okay....easy now or I may have to call a time out....
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I ain't your son, daddy. And I didn't call you stupid. Only a stupid person would misinterpret what I said.

It's a fact that these two 737 MAX accidents will indeed be but a blip in the overall history of the type, however sad. Sorry if you're too thick-skulled to see this. No argument from me that Boeing should have gone with a clean sheet design, but the MAX is reality and it's here to stay. Son.
Why the hostility? It's not against the law to wonder and think about things. Big-Al has been here a long time and deserves a little more respect that that even if you don't agree with his wonderment. He even rose above your rather rude tone. I understand where you're coming from, but a little kindness goes a long way. Take it easy
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Eric: Take it easy. Exactly. Some posters have an edge, a nasty tone, that seems to boil over way too easily, and frequently. Go somewhere else - there are too many good, helpful people here. Nothing here for you, move on, Doug
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Eric: Take it easy. Exactly. Some posters have an edge, a nasty tone, that seems to boil over way too easily, and frequently. Go somewhere else - there are too many good, helpful people here. Nothing here for you, move on, Doug
Thanks Doug. Best regards.

In reference to the OP, thanks for the history lesson indeed. This is the most interesting thing I've read on the topic of undeveloped airline designs since I learned of the MD-12. I find it interesting, yet not surprising in the way that turbofan engineering and technology influenced the design of the aircraft. Further, I'm glad that they didn't stop alterations at the tail, the nose of the 757 is personally one of my favorites. Thanks Richard.
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Well, that meaning of the word makes no sense in the context in which you used it.
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