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      Post #76710, posted on 10-08-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Just got my copy of Dan Dornseifís new tome on the 727. Full disclosure - I did the color profiles for Dan. But that said, this is an incredible book! Dan has outdone himself. Itís literally going to be the last word on the good old Jurassic Jet! In depth background, design history, service introduction, service history, technical specs, details (galore) - literally the only book youíll ever need on the 727! An absolute must-have!


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      Post #76711, posted on 10-09-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      *Must have*!

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      Or maybe itís MAYBELLINE...............

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      Post #76713, posted on 10-09-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Has the book been officially released? The normal vendors all have it for Pre-Order...

      Look forward to seeing it. The seven years I spent on the Tri-Jet were some of the most enjoyable flying I have done. Great machine!

      "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!"

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      Post #76714, posted on 10-09-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the kind words Jennings! The official release date for the 727 book is October 15, 2020, so it will be available shortly.

      Cheers,

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      Post #76725, posted on 10-10-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Awesome!! I'll have to get one as well.

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      Post #76726, posted on 10-10-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow! I will also get one! Thanks for the notice!
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      Post #76730, posted on 10-11-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      A triumph in print! Congratulations, Dan! I'm proud for you and I can't wait to read this book.

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      Post #76731, posted on 10-11-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      But I haven't finished reading the 737 book yet.....

      Looking forward to the 727 book. Congratulations Dan.

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      Post #76755, posted on 10-14-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I have already ordered mine on amazon.de.

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      Post #76774, posted on 10-15-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you all for your support!

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      Post #76775, posted on 10-15-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Iím on board with this book too! Looks awesome.

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      Post #76782, posted on 10-18-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Can people share some vendor options? Not to be negative but I ordered the 737 book through Amazon and it arrived loose in the box with a torn dust jacket. Fail....I returned it and got a good copy but what a shame that the first copy was damaged and that a little bit of packing material could have prevented the damage.

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      Post #76783, posted on 10-18-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ken,

      First of all Iíd like to congratulate Dan on his second book Triumph in the skies. You can order directly form the publisher which is Schiffer.

      Ray,

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      Post #76832, posted on 10-27-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      The must beautiful wing ever! flaps down!
      Incredible book Dan!!!
      I was very surprised on how many picture's of the 727 I never seen before.
      I spend the whole day just flipping through pages and I have not even started reading the book yet.
      I love it!
      Well done Dan!

      Walter

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      Post #76840, posted on 10-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Walter,

      I am glad you like the book! Thanks again for your support!

      Cheers,

      Dan

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      Post #76857, posted on 10-31-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      My copy arrived today. Jam packed with lots of data. I will keep myself busy with this book over the coming months! A long overdue biography of this workhorse !

      Frank van der Voet
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      Post #76892, posted on 11-12-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I received this book yesterday. Just doing a quick look through it, the book is AMAZING! Many photos, technical descriptions (flaps, landing gear, hydraulics, etc) with diagrams. I did stop to read the development history of the 757 and was quite pleased to see it accurately described in this book, including one of the early illustations showing the 727 fuselage and T-tail with an engine slung under each wing.

      This book is terrific and I'm going to enjoy reading it, cover to cover.

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      Post #77202, posted on 12-26-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I received a copy yesterday as a Christmas present from my Baby-sister & burly-brother-in-law.

      Lovely book but I've spotted some typos and caption errors already; perhaps this publisher continues its reputation for lax proof-reading/editing......

      Terry (Caravellarella)

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      Post #77208, posted on 12-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Got my copy of the book and have started thumbing through it. WOW!! So much information and photos.

      I have a technique question for Dan....In the Basic Build of the Airfix 727 you mention that you filled a mist sprayer with Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss and lightly misted the model.

      Can you elaborate on the mist sprayer? A little pump sprayer??? I know that Future is very easy to apply (Airbrush, Q-tip, or paint brush) but a mist sprayer seems even easier.

      And Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss??? Same as Future??

      Great book. When my family moved to California from Kentucky in 1979 we flew on American 727's changing planes at DFW :-)
      My last 727 flight was on Delta to SJC returning from the 2000 Airliners convention.

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      Post #77209, posted on 12-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ken,

      Because the Alitalia 727 build demonstration was intended to executed by someone only having basic modeling tools, the use of an airbrush was out of the question. Naturally, having one, I would normally just put undiluted Pledge Revive It right into my Paasche H and go! Not using an airbrush for that particular build, however, I just used an old Insta-Set Accelerator bottle (thoroughly cleaned out) to spray it on. I have also had good luck just brushing it on as I did for the Air France build in the Boeing 737 book. It is great stuff, but I have noticed that over time, it can very slightly yellow a bright white paint. It is also great for sealing Alclad II BTW!

      HTH and thank you for your support of the book!

      Cheers,

      Dan

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      Post #77211, posted on 12-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Dan,
      I'll have to give a mister a try...Definitely on a practice project first though. As to Future/Pledge yellowing white paint my experience/theory is that it yellowed over Testors enamel. Too think a coat of Future over the Testors and my model browned within a year.

      A couple of coats of thin Future and no problems. Over Tamiya TS-26 white and no yellowing either. Its the white enamel that causes the yellowing.

      Ken

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      Post #78233, posted on 05-14-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      Not that my opinion is very important, and certainly no more valuable than those of the rest of you, but this is the best book I have ever seen on the 727, and I have a ton of books on it. I flew it in 1993-94, but never got off of High Minimums because my trips were so short, and after a few months, was back on the DC-8. Some of our 727 pilots did not fly 200 hours per year because of the low time lines.

      Now, back to the book... I have only leafed through it so far, but it is FILLED with anecdotes, trivia, technical info, photos and other facts, really just about anything you could ever want to have answers to on my favorite narrow body Boeing airliner. This book is a bargain for all of the research work and time that went into it.

      Truly an outstanding work IMHO.

      I got mine from Amazon, and like Ken, I was horrified by the simple packing done with an oversized box and one section of balloon style inflated buffer bag sheets in the box so the book could float all over the insides... It is a miracle that neither the book nor the jacket were damaged. Thank God for that! Lately Amazon packaging has been slipping. They recently shipped me 12 cans of Comet cleaner with 3 large and heavy books in a single box, again with minimal buffering material. A can of the Comet split open and then the box was damaged at the end and Comet powder leaked out onto our porch and the rug in the foyer and when I carefully opened the box, Comet was all over the books and the rest of the cans of Comet. How do you send back a mess like that? My wife cleaned the books up, but we used the box to dump the powder in the shower and clean the whole bathroom. What a mess!

      So, things are hit or miss with Amazon packing, but their price on the book was very attractive, and as Ken pointed out, they will take it back and send you a replacement copy if they mess up. I might add, their policy is you let them know you need to return it, and the reason, and they immediately send you another copy (if that is your choice) and then you take the item to be returned to a shipping place (within a few options offered for your convenience) and they accept it, pack it up and ship it back free. And, you have a month to return it before they will charge you for the item you did not swap out. That's pretty hassle free.

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      Post #78245, posted on 05-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Couldn't agree more with Jeff's assessment - of the book, AND Amazon's terrible packaging of the last few years.

      The Tri-Jet was my first jet, and my first professional flying job. Spent 7 years learning an awful lot from the plane, and the seasoned hands I had the privilege of flying with (too many former Braniff and Eastern folks to count). Built like a tank, those birds just soldiered on and on. Some of our -100s were over 30 years old when I was flying them in the 90s. No real automation or fancy navigation, just a lot of hand flying and mental calculations. Even our lead sled -200s (-7B engines w/ increased operating weights) flew great, as long as you kept them on speed and didn't ask them to go above about 29,000'. Dan's book is a fantastic tribute to the airplane, and a wealth of information. I can't recommend it enough!

      As for Amazon, I sure miss the good old days when they first started out, and they shrink-wrapped your books to a piece of cardboard that was the exact size of the box, so there was no chance of moving around during shipment. Now, you are lucky if you even get one air pack for a cushion, and the box is always massively over sized. Had one book show up so badly beat up that the spine had basically separated from every single page...

      Mike

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