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      Post #73483, posted on 10-09-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks like that unlike its A321 kit, this one wont include landing gears at all.


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      Post #73484, posted on 10-09-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      No landing gear!?!? Seriously?

      Best of luck Revell... I guess it's true that they're moving toward being a toy company and away from being model kit company.

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      Post #73485, posted on 10-09-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Zvezda to the rescue?

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      No landing gear!?!? Seriously?

      Best of luck Revell... I guess it's true that they're moving toward being a toy company and away from being model kit company.


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      Post #73490, posted on 10-09-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Indeed the test shot sprues certainly show no landing gear. Noticed there are the placement for gear, perhaps they might release a later kit with gear. The A321 sprue photos in the other thread suggests gear is on a separate sprue, so I'd guess it could be common to both kits.

      Sprue shots:
      https://www.facebook.com/hobbyland.osaka/photos/a.2253464838073537/2253472751406079/?type=3&theater

      I think I will still buy one...

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      Post #73499, posted on 10-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      The molds of A321NEO/A320NEO look almost the same. So doing gear should be no problem. I am pretty sure, we will get a "full" kit of A320NEO in the next years, as the other way arround the An-225 will come without gear.

      On the other hand: ZVEZDA announced a A320NEO as well for 2020, so that will solve any problem. Perhaps the Revell one with gear?

      And I believe, one of our Resin guys can do a set of gear easily for us.
      So lets be happy for the NEOs.
      :-)

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      Post #73500, posted on 10-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      But in that case I'd rather just use a resin NEO engine added to the pretty OK Revell A320 kit. And the Sharklets.

      Hopefully Revell will come to their senses and release a full kit.

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      Post #73507, posted on 10-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Some of my earlier Revell Narrow body airbuses were ruined from the Arizona heat. I did keep all of the salvageable parts, like the gear and engines. Iím wondering if I can use the gear from the old Airbus kits on the new NEO kits. After all...they are the same gear on both planes......Or I can just wait for Zvezda. They might have both engine options on their A320Neo kits....

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      Post #73658, posted on 10-30-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi!

      Definitively no landing gear on the A320 neo as can be seen on the construction guide:

      https://stage.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/03942_%23BAU_AIRBUS_A320NEO.PDF

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      Have fun! Life is short enough.

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      Post #73673, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      One does have to wonder what the folks at Revell GmbH are thinking. Hope the undercarriage is included , just not used in this issue and therefore not in the instructions. I will be annoyed if I have to buy a white metal gear which costs as much or more than the kit. Also interesting is the inclusion of the GX Radome , which Iíve not seen installed on any DLH A320 NEOs yet . Handy for other types like LH group A319/320/321 CEOs though. Maybe just wait for Zvezda issue

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      Post #73675, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Could this be a new marketing direction from Revell which includes a stand rather than undercarriage? Also the spruce F has a section blacked out so that could be the wheels but just you don't use them as it would be more hassle to not include them (i.e. breaking off the spruce)?

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      Post #73676, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,

      for comparison the instructions for the A321 "neo" which obviously gets wheels and both neo-options (CFM-engines + PW-engines).

      The sprue F is identical to the A320 "neo", but for the wheels a seperate sprue will be produced. Also the A320 seems to have only one engine option.

      I think I will wait for the A321 neo (or the Zvezda version of the A320 neo) and shorten it down to an A320.

      https://stage.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/04952_%23BAU_AIRBUS_A321_NEO.PDF

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      Post #73679, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      marketing ploy maybe, perhaps even a licensing restriction... who knows.
      I don't care, I will still buy one if the price is right.

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      Post #73683, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,
      It's interesting that the nose gear bay is included, part C8. Can't see what the main gear wells, on the underside of the upper wing halves, are like but there appears to be some detail.
      Cheers,
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      Post #73684, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I still do not understand the deeper meaning of why REVELL released the A320 neo as an in-flight model without landing gear.

      It really doesn't make sense for me.

      To get an A320 neo with landing gear I see two options:
      A) buy a regular A320 kit and add aftermarket neo-engines

      or
      B) buy the new neo-kit and add aftermarket landing gear
      (if you don't have some leftover spare parts).

      However, the kit looks like a travel agency model for me.
      Doesn't convince me, think I don't buy.
      At the moment, I'm more on the commuter plane trip anyway.

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      Post #73686, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I've got a set of Zvezda A321 gear if anybody wants it....

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      Post #73689, posted on 10-31-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      I've got a set of Zvezda A321 gear if anybody wants it....



      Noble gesture. But I just had a look at both the ZV and original RVG
      320s. It seems fitting a ZV gear to an RVG wing might be somewhat
      difficult if that was the intent of your offer. The part seatings
      aren't the same. Not to say it can't be done. Just that it's not
      a !:! swap as the SAC metal gear is. This assumes the 320Neo seating
      is the same as the prior version, if it's even there. Time will tell.

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      Post #73704, posted on 11-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      I still do not understand the deeper meaning of why REVELL released the A320 neo as an in-flight model without landing gear.

      It really doesn't make sense for me.

      To get an A320 neo with landing gear I see two options:
      A) buy a regular A320 kit and add aftermarket neo-engines

      or
      B) buy the new neo-kit and add aftermarket landing gear
      (if you don't have some leftover spare parts).

      However, the kit looks like a travel agency model for me.
      Doesn't convince me, think I don't buy.
      At the moment, I'm more on the commuter plane trip anyway.



      I agree 100%


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      Post #73733, posted on 11-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I have seen the A320 NEO Instructions looking at the area where the wing section slots in, maybe it will interchange with the standard A320 kit

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      Post #73735, posted on 11-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hi,
      It's interesting that the nose gear bay is included, part C8. Can't see what the main gear wells, on the underside of the upper wing halves, are like but there appears to be some detail.
      Cheers,
      Ian



      Ian,

      Thus far, most of the talk has been about the main gear. I've had a look at the instruction sheets for both 320 & 321 kits. Part C-8 is common to both for the nose gear. In all cases, RVG has adopted the Zvezda method of gear attachment. So even gear from older RVG kits wouldn't be a straight away swap. Some modification would be necessary/ There's also minor surgery required on F-69, the nose gear doors on the 320. They'd need splitting. The 321 kit has the same part, but the individual nose gear doors are supplied as their own parts.

      Has anybody noticed if the sharklet shape is correct? I hope they didn't do another B737-800 trick on those.

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