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Post #65228, posted on 12-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
In the case of the 737 MAX, I'd personally prefer to wait a while for an injection-molded kit. It may well happen that the present 737 MAX configuration will stay stable through the 500th or 5,000th MAX, but I've also seen it happen that in-service experience and testing brings changes that become various degrees of bother for the modeler to correct.

The 737-800 is a safe bet and looks like it will be a most definite improvement on the Revell kit. Having flown more miles on NGs than I really want to think about, they are old familiar friends by now, so I'm very glad to see this kit and am eager to get one in my workshop.

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Post #65229, posted on 12-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Oddly, as much as I've flown in my life, I've only logged a few trips on NG's, and all of those within the past 6 years! LOADS of 737-200 hours in my butt, and a few on "classics" (which in my mind are the -100 and -200...), but relatively few on the NG family. I was surprised to learn the -700 has legs to fly a KSEA-KBWI nonstop!


Speaking of the NG, does anyone know what line number was the last one built with eyebrow cockpit windows?? Not something I've researched, but maybe someone else has?? Likewise, the first line number with the later style hot section cowling??

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Post #65233, posted on 12-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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I was surprised to learn the -700 has legs to fly a KSEA-KBWI nonstop!



I've done that very trip on a -700. Twice. It's a five-and-a-half hour triumph of the human spirit, with 142 of your closest friends aboard. After the second time, it took a while for me to want to see a -700 again...even so, I do hope there will come decals for both the -700 and -800 for a certain airline that has a major presence at KBWI (ahem), not to mention a definitive sheet for the -824s and -924ERs I grew very fond of before a certain merger a few years ago.

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Post #65234, posted on 12-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
SEA-BWI is nothing. You guys should see what Copa does with their 737-800s! MVD-PTY is 1,000 miles longer than SEA-BWI and has a flying time of over 7 hours! They actually have a handful of routes on the 737NG that are over 3,000 miles. I'm curious to know what kind of seat caps Copa gets hit with due to performance limitations, but pretty interesting routes nonetheless. Also, Alaska used to fly the 737-700 on ORD-ANC, which is over 2,800 miles, before they upgraded the route to larger gauge.

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Post #65235, posted on 12-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Jennings,

Southwest's N200WN (ln 1638, MSN 32482) was the first delivered without the eyebrow windows and with the VGs just forward of the windshield. Presumably ln 1637 would be the last with the eyebrows AFAIK.

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Post #65236, posted on 12-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
And of course WestJet currently operates a transatlantic service from Gatwick to Canada using 737 equipment........

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Post #65242, posted on 12-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
The new exhaust came online sometime in 2011, IIRC, but I don't know if it was optional or build standard from then on. Living in Seattle, I can hardly avoid the NGs: AS/DL/WN all fly them, and when I go down to RNT for flight training, there's even more!!

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Post #65245, posted on 12-22-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Hi LH707,

You are correct. The Performance Improvement Package (PIP) engine modification was first delivered in July 2011 with 737-81B (ln 3700, msn 38964) according to Boeing documentation.

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Post #65256, posted on 12-22-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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However, Zvezda seem to only produce what Aeroflot fly/flew. Yes, there exceptions like the 748



I don't understand why they didn't do the A321 and 777-300ER kits with Aeroflot decals, being as both types are used by them.

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Post #65258, posted on 12-22-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Zvezda's decals have never been much to write home about as far as I'm concerned...

Maybe once this kit comes out (and I have a life back...) Liveries Unlimited will make another appearance!

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Post #65384, posted on 01-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Just here wondering `aloud'... and looking at the brief winglet discussion above.... if the Zvezda kit will allow the early no-winglet version to be done (easily).

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Post #65387, posted on 01-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Their CAD shows all three types - as-built wing tip, regular winglet, and split scimitar winglet (MAX type, but apparently they're fixing that).

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Post #65820, posted on 01-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Any updates??

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Post #65823, posted on 01-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
me too... I an anxiously waiting updates and release of the kit!!!

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Post #65826, posted on 01-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Zvezda aren't exactly known for being speedy. You'll likely wait months for any more news.

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Post #65828, posted on 01-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Jennings,
a reincarnation of Liveries Unlimited would be G R E A T L Y appreciated!

The decal series you did in the past is of outstanding quality and a joy to work with
as are your recent and truly amazing IL-62M decals.

I look very forward to news on this topic and I know - time is the biggest issue...as always.

Cheers,
Christian