Hello everyone, summer is almost done, and Nova has been evolving. In this MOC I would like to introduce the new direction Nova will be taking, with an upgraded design for the Boeing 737 and A320, hope you enjoy it
About this creation
First off I would like to introduce the new design for the Boeing 737, something that will be spread out to the entire fleet.
One thing that has always been a problem, a design that I had kept on older planes as a tribute to my younger self, was my window design, which didn't look like airplane windows. While this new window design isn't new, and has been used by many MOCers before me, I have decided to use it for my planes as well. This Boeing 737-800 is the first to wear it, I hope you enjoy the added detail and look it gives to the aircraft
Added details to the wing:
The aircraft also features additional flap details on the wings, which give it a more realistic look. The flap mechanism is attached to the engines which also mean the structure holds better.
Of course, the aircraft also features the 737 retractable landing gear imported from my previous 737 design.
The aircraft looks much better with this new design, which gives a feeling of length compared to my older generation 737s.
The aircraft is fitted with the newest Europe + seat, introduced on the A321, but also features additional features, such as a closet, and the beige and white color scheme associated with Europe +.
The aircraft features 1 Europe + seat, and 5 economy seats.
The screen comes out and can be tucked away, the beige wall element is the closest, which can hold a cape of a suitcase.
The closet also opens up, using the 1x4 hinge piece that is attached to the cockpit.
New Engine Prototype.
Nova is also testing the next generation of 737 engine, to equip the new Boeing 737 Max series. As such, the aircraft has had one engine replaced with this new innovative design, which will one day equip the 737 fleet.
Airbus is also building the first A320 to have the new window design, but the aircraft isn't completed yet, here are a few pictures of the aircraft.
What is next?
Nova will be expanding soon, and going into a new sector: Rail travel. Here are, as a bonus, the first pictures of my new train station I am building, which I hope to finish soon enough. I am basing it after small french train stations to go with the Horizon Express which is based off the french TGV high speed train
Quoting Alex Sonny
I like it! The retractable landing gear is superb, I love a MOC that works!
Thanks, yeah the difficulty came from locking it into place without taking too much space, both when retracted or deployed, it also takes up a bit of space in the fuselage, I have a better explaining of how the landing gear system works on this creation: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/302255
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Excellent work, I like the use of technic holes for windows!
Thank you :) In all fairness others have used similar systems before me, I had kept myself from updating because wanted to keep something classical about my planes, but as they say, you can't stop progress so I decided to try it out and like the result, I'm also working on a new generation of 737/A320s on LDD that are looking quite amazing detail wise, I'll post them soon