Boeing 747-400 Delta Airlines 1/200 Scale Model Airplane by Skymarks

$ 84.99


1:200 Scale  Plastic Snap-Fit – Boeing 747-400 – Length:13.75"  Wingspan: 12.75"


This Skymarks 747-400 has great details, from the wing panels to the color and markings on the fuselage and engines. All is where it is supposed to be. The fuselage feels dense (heavy) than other brand models of the same scale and size.


This model version does come with a stand and can be attached to it displaying the airplane as in take off or landing (if you decide not to pay too much attention to the wing configuration). The model will look good resting on its landing gear or on the stand. Attaching it to the stand will actually make the landing gear more visible. This model does not include the parts to give it an appearance of flight (with the landing gear inside)


The landing gear requires the user to attach/assemble it to the fuselage (the ones in the wings already come attached and they seem to be glued). The fitting on the fuselage landing gear is quite tight, and the parts need to go quite deep in order to achieve the proper level with the already attached landing gears in the wings. One has to be very careful not to exert too much pressure and break them. The landing gear itself is beautiful, from the photos you can see that they depict the real deal with all its parts and robustness. However, as robust and sturdy as the landing gear appears to be, remember that at the end they are tiny plastic pieces that can't take much stress (without breaking or bending) because of their size, they are indeed very fragile (and therefore the age recommendation of 14 rather than the usual 8 from other models). Even when indulging in role playing landings and take offs (we all do it, don't pretend you don't) one has to be very delicate with this model.


All in all the Skymarks line of models is very high quality, the materials and details are very impressive.


Things to notice in this line:

- Accurate landing gear

- Smooth rolling wheels on the landing gear (be sure to place it in a flat surface)

- Rubber tires and metallic looking wheels

- Pivoting landing gear

- Accurate (more or less) shaped fan blades inside the engines

- The fan blades inside the engines CAN ROTATE (if you blow onto the turbines/engines, the fan blades will turn)

This is not a toy. Recommended for 15 and older.

The 747-400 is an improved model with increased range. It has wingtip extensions of 6 ft (1.8 m) and winglets of 6 ft (1.8 m), which improve the type's fuel efficiency by four percent compared to previous 747 versions. The 747-400 introduced a new glass cockpit designed for a flight crew of two instead of three, with a reduction in the number of dials, gauges and knobs from 971 to 365 through the use of electronics. The type also features tail fuel tanks, revised engines, and a new interior. The longer range has been used by some airlines to bypass traditional fuel stops, such as Anchorage. A 747-400 loaded with 126,000 pounds (57,000 kg) of fuel flying 3,500 miles (3,000 nmi; 5,600 km) consumes an average of 5 US gallons per mile (12 L/km). Powerplants include the Pratt & Whitney PW4062, General Electric CF6-80C2, and Rolls-Royce RB211-524. As a result of the Boeing 767 development overlapping with the 747-400's development, both aircraft can use the same three powerplants and are even interchangeable between the two aircraft models.