1:200 Scale Plastic Snap-Fit – Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Length:12.50" Wingspan: 12.75"
This Hogan 787-9 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), more than other brand models of the same scale and size. The reason for the difference in weight is because it actually has a solid fuselage.
This model version is the on ground version, so it includes the landing gear, however, it does not include a stand or even has a slot in the fuselage to attach a stand. So indeed this means that the model is designed to be displayed resting on the landing gear. One needs to keep in mind that the landing gear has free wheeling action, the tires are made of rubber and they roll very smoothly, so one needs to be very thoughtful on where to display the model. If you place it on an incline it could roll away. (better to chuck the wheels).
The landing needs to be put in place but this is very easy to do. 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 Hogan 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)
The packaging is also very good. All the parts have their own space in several plastic shells that are stacked on top or inside one another and are fitted into the box.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed byBoeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 242 to 335 passengers in typical 3-class seating configurations. It is Boeing's most fuel-efficient airliner and is a pioneering airliner with the use ofcomposite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe. The 787 was designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767, which is being replaced. The 787 Dreamliner's distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, swept wingtips, and noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles. It shares a common type rating with the larger Boeing 777 to allow qualified pilots to operate both models.
Keeping the same wingspan as the 787-8, the 787-9 is a lengthened and strengthened variant with a 20 feet (6.1 m) longer fuselage and a 54,500 pounds (24,700 kg) higher maximum take-off weight (MTOW), seating 280 passengers in a typical three-class arrangement over a 8,300 nautical miles (9,600 mi; 15,400 km) range. It features active boundary-layer control on the tail surfaces, reducing drag.Boeing is targeting the 787-9 to replace its own 767-400ER, to compete with both passenger variants of the Airbus A330 and to allow opening new long routes like the 787-8.