Gemini Jets (Gemini200) – 1/200 Scale Dash 8-Q400 diecast Model
Gemini Jets G2QFA726 (Gemini200) is a 1/200 scale diecast model of the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, in the new livery of QantasLink. Bombardier Dash 8-Q402, MSN 4112, ordered new by Qantas, entered service on February 26, 2006. The aircraft is currently in service with QantasLink.
Gemini Jets 1/200 scale Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 diecast model details
|Length||16.4 cm||6.46 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.2 cm||5.59 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
QantasLink is the regional brand of Australian airline Qantas. Formed in 2002 when Qantas subsidiaries, AirLink, Sunstate Airlines, Eastern Australia Airlines and Southern Australia Airlines rebranded under a single name.
Bombardier Dash 8
The Bombardier Dash 8 is a series of twin-engine, medium-range airliners. Designed and initially built by de Havilland Canada as the DHC-8. The first flight took place on June 20, 1983, and entered service in 1984 with NorOntair. Developed from the Dash 7, the Dash 8 has improved performance and reduced operating costs. The series consists of four models, the -100 (37 seats), and -200 (more powerful engines), -300 (50 to 60 seats) and -400 (70 to 80 seats). After 1997 new aircraft have a noise and vibration suppression system (NVS), designated with the prefix “Q” (Quite). Series -100 productions ended in 2005, followed by the -200 and -300 in 2009.
In 1986, the Canada government sold de Havilland Canada (DHC) to Boeing who in onsold it to Bombardier Aerospace in 1992. In 2006 Viking Air purchased the type certificates for the DHC-1 to DHC-7.
The airframe is constructed principally of aluminium alloy, with some steel, titanium and Magnesium and Composites. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with an “airstair” passenger door on the forward left side. The emergency exits are on each side under the wing and opposite the passenger door. Located at the rear of the passenger cabin is the gallery and forward directly behind the flight deck is the toilet. The baggage and cargo compartment is in the rear with an access door on the left side. The dash 8-400 has an additional “airstair” passenger door and emergency exit opposite, forward of the baggage door.
The wings are cantilevered monoplane, high mounted, the outer panels have 2.5 deg dihedral and are tapered. The trailing edge has single slotted flaps extending from the side of the fuselage to inboard of the ailerons. Conventional ailerons work with differential lateral control spoilers on the upper wing skin; the spoilers also have a ground mode. The T-tail unit is a cantilever design fixed incident tailplane with separate right and left elevators, attached to the top of the single fin with fore and trailing rudders. The elevators usually operate together but can function independently. The rudder has a fore section hinged to the rear of the vertical stabiliser and a trailing rudder hinged to the fore section. Flight control surfaces are activated hydraulically, and along with engine intakes have pneumatic de-icing boots. Props and air data sensors use an electrical de-icing system.
The undercarriage is a hydraulically operated retractable tricycle type. The steerable twin-wheeled nose unit retracts forward into the fuselage. The twin wheeled main landing gear retract rearward into the engine nacelles. Flight crew consists of the pilot and copilot. Passengers seating is four-abreast with a single centre aisle.
Avionics included, along with instrument include colour weather radar, digital flight control system and Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS). Options include a Global Positioning System (GPS) and head-up display (HUD)
The “Noise & Vibration Suppression” (NVS) uses a set of microphones to pick up noise, then a processor analyses the sound and activates a set of transducers to cancel out the noise.
The Dash 8 uses two wing-mounted engines from the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 family of turboprops, driving six-bladed reversible-pitch composite Dowty propellers. The -100 used the PW120A or PW121, the PW123C/D in the -200, the PW123/B/E in the -300 and the -400 uses PW150.
Performance Dash 8-Q400
- Seating: 74 in two classes. 82 single class, 90 max
- Maximum cruise speed: 667 km/h (414 mph)
- Long range cruise speed: 556 km/h (345 mph)
- Range: 2040 km (1,267 mi)
- MTOW: 29,029 kg (64,000 lb)
- Service ceiling: 8230 ( 27,000 ft).
Gemini Jets G2QFA726 (Gemini200) – 1/200 scale diecast model of the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, registration VH-QOA, named “Gladstone”, in the new livery of QantasLink