To be honest, I didn't really notice many of the flaws on the Air Canada A321 that I received back in the Spring of 2017. When I took advantage of a sale at a retailer, I was ordering what I thought would be a nice complement to my A321. It wasn't until reading other reviews and comparing the two that I finally noticed the differences. Aeroclassics takes responsibility for this second new Air Canada scheme. While the A321 is flawed, I still really like it, and that leads me to add, that I like the A320 even more.
On this edition of model airplane-purchasing roulette, things went well. Removal from the plastic container revealed a neatly assembled Aeroclassics A320. The gear, wheels, pylons, stabs, tail and wings were all assembled correctly and error free.
One problem I've noticed lately from the esteemed Aeroclassics camp is that while many planes are coming well constructed, they are not always properly molded, In other words, and in future posts, wings, gears, and in some cases stabs are coming bent in one way or another. I'm happy to say, this A320 has "horizon-level" features where desired.
Paint and Printing:
The printing quality and application of details on this A320 is very good. Both up close and far away the quality is sounds. The paint is properly applied. There is no bubbling or chipping at the joints. This is another very satisfying model both to hold and look at and the texture is smooth and complete. It does look as though the colors between the A320 and the A321 are different on the tail.
As Aeroclassics continues to use what I would argue is one of it's nicest platforms to pump out both classic and cutting edge liveries, this model represents the ongoing trend. I am glad to have it in the collection for now and I'm hoping to build a modern fleet around it.
A nice continuation of the new Air Canada 2010s livery collection box with this model. The box is exactly the same as the one that came with the A321.
It's a nice change from the usual run-of-the-mill baby buss box that Aeroclassics normally sends along. It highlights the North Lights, the Canadian Rockies and other points of interest. It also is generic in that the same box is used for all of the A320 series models the will wear the new Air Canada livery.