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7450 Float Plane
« on: March 11, 2010, 02:56:41 »


7450 Float Plane

This is a really great little airplane. She's as much at home in the Pacific Northwest as she is in the Caribbean!

Float planes can land on lakes, inlets, bays or just about any place where there's some fairly calm water.

This plane was originally released as set 3866 back in 1996!



I also have the 3866 version. And 7450 is a faithful copy and I am thrilled that Playmobil re-released it!

Before we begin this "Review", I just had to take her up for a "flight" ...  :klickygrin:

The new 7450 Float Plane soars high over the Virgin Islands!



This review will continue tomorrow ...


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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 03:54:58 »
 :wave:  HI Richard.  Amazing Pic!!!!   :)9
 

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 04:19:10 »
Excellent background choice, Richard  :)9! While you're up in the sky on your test flight, why don't you land in my swimming pool for a cup of coffee? BTW, this was always one of my favorites that retired  :(!
  Forget about all of the other stuff,....all we need is the reintroduction of the 3526 Fire Engine!

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 12:43:59 »
Hi Richard. :wave:
Great little float plane and a beautiful picture!


Best regards,
Jimbo

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 16:57:09 »
Can't wait to see the reveiw!
I noticed that it was another klicky, not your avatar flying the pane...
Are you in the other seat?
Steck is BACK! <:>

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 19:09:24 »


Thank you for your encouraging comments, El Jefe, Bill and Jimbo!


Can't wait to see the review!
I noticed that it was another klicky, not your avatar flying the plane...
Are you in the other seat?




You are very observant, WoT ...  :)9

That's Cap'n Sam Whitewater flying the Float Plane!

I was in our little biplane taking pictures ...  :camera:

Now it's time to get on with the Review ...  :klickygrin:

All the best and thanks again everyone!
Richard

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 19:17:30 »


First let's talk price ... the 7450 isn't inexpensive (especially for a "classic").

The little float plane is $20.99 from Playmobil USA! I bought two of them, so that put a pretty good size dent in my annual Playmobil budget!

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 19:54:20 »

Assembly is rather straightforward.

The float plane comes with separate floats and a landing gear struts assembly piece. The top of the landing gear simply snaps onto the fuselage. However, the bottom of the landing gear assembly attaches to the floats with SystemX connectors which are molded as part of the landing gear. (I can't remember if the original 3866 float plane had "normal" SystemX connectors or if they were also molded into the landing gear. My 3866 is at our Canada house, so I can't check.)

The wings snap onto the upper part of the fuselage and are easily removable. The prop is held in place with a snap fitted nose cone.

The plane holds a pilot and a passenger. There is also a very small cargo space. The fuel tank has a cover that flips up for "refueling".

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 20:03:42 »


All in all this is a very nice model ... although a bit pricey.

Regardless, Geobra's prop planes are very nicely made and make a splendid addition to any Playmobil collection!

Hope everyone enjoyed the review.

Watch for this plane in a possible Island adventure from the Caribbean.

It will probably be joined by a couple of 5859 flying boats ... :klickygrin:

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Re: 7450 Float Plane
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 21:17:04 »
A great review, Richard; thank you.   :wave:
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