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1/144 Revell Boeing 737-800
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 03:52 PM UTC
Jessica Cooper reviews Revell''s 1/144th Boeing 737-800 with Contrails resin replacement engines.

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ejasonk
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:49 AM UTC
The main landing gear also needs to bee shortened a little bit.
The model has far too uplifted tail,that´s not correct.
The best way to make correct winglets is to make them yourself by cutting and sanding the kit ones without too many work needed . All of the resin-corrections sets for me don´t represent the right shape.
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 12:40 PM UTC
I think Revell moulded the landing gear in the "unweighted" length as they would appear in flight. It's not a huge problem to correct. The winglets can be sanded to the correct chord but will need to be extended until they're the proper length; a little bit of plastic card added to the tips will do.

I'm not sure what you mean by the tail being too uplifted. Do you mean it's too tall, or do you mean the curve of the whole rear fuselage is wrong?
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 11:46 PM UTC
No, i mean when standing with the tail section up on ground due to the problem with the main gear.
I worked for years on 737-800s and i´ve never the aircraft´s rear in a such raised position,even unloaded.

The most time in service the fuselage is almost parallel to the ground. That´s more realistic. But all in one this is a superb model,when corrected. I´ve one on my working bench right now. Thankfully Revell released the usual yellow livery for the sunny TUIFly
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 10:04 AM UTC

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No, i mean when standing with the tail section up on ground due to the problem with the main gear.



So you get 2 corrections for the price of one