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North Central  Convair CV-580 in 1:200 N2041
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North Central Convair CV-580 in 1:200 N2041

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North Central Convair CV-580 N2041 in 1:200

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North Central Convair CV-580 in 1:200 N2041
Even as the first Convair 340s were being delivered from Continental Airlines in 1959, North Central was already thinking about a future upgrade to turbine power. It wasn't until 1966 that this study led to a decision to convert 20 Convair 340/440s with an option for 11 more. The first NCA Convair chosen, N4825C (CV-440 MSN#380), was sent to Pacific Airmotive in Burbank, California on October 26, 1966 and arrived back at North Central's Minneapolis/St Paul main base under jet-power on January 26, 1967.
In addition to the two powerful Allison turboprops, the 580 also incorporated an APU (auxiliary power unit). This Airesearch small jet engine was mounted in the right engine nacelle area and provided standby electric power and air pressure for air conditioning / pressurization in the air and electrical power and air for engine start and air conditioning on the ground (The first two 580's delivered, #549 and #522, initially came with a GTC or gas turbine compressor which was modified to act like an APU). North Central's maintenance department added the new corporate colors of navy, aqua and gold to the 580s exterior and interior. The cabin featured alternating aqua and gold seats with aqua and gold carpeting, beige walls and white ceilings. This theme would carry over to the Douglas DC-9-30 turbojets which were due for delivery later the same year (September '67). Cockpit modifications included a Collins autopilot, new solid state navigation / communication radios, dual flight directors, a Sperry C-9 compass system as well as controls required for the turbine engines. Unique to NCA 580s were the addition of master warning lights on the instrument panel as well as control yokes that were cut down by 3 inches to more easily see the flight instruments.

Highly detailed Gemini Jets dieacst metal model in 1:200 scale. Each model is very collectible and all regular releases have limited production lines

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  • Brand
    Gemini Jets
  • Aircraft
    Convair CV-580
  • Airline
    North Central
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Customer Reviews

  1. Gemini 200 North Central Convair CV-580 N2041Review by James F
    Customer Rating

    N2041 / 541 (cn 334) Built as a CV440-47 for National, sold to North Central, and converted to CV580 on 5/68. Later converted to VIP configuration and registered N580N. Converted to a freighter, registered C-GTAP, and joined Time Air in 1990. Later joined Canair Cargo, and ultimately joined Nolinor in 1996, where it continues to fly today. Be sure to look at the product description here for many more historical details about this aircraft. There are only two pictures of this plane in North Central colors: Gemini has captured shape of this aircraft in their mould from one end to the other. The nose shape is particularly well done. Windshield wipers are visible. There are two antenna after of the cockpit. The cockpit windows are near perfect in shape and alignment. The passenger doors were simple back then and the model shows the door handles. Passenger windows and markings are perfect. Warning lights are visible on the wing tipes and on the top of the fuselage. This model also features one of GJ's improved stands and the plastic the stand did not break while inserting the legs as we have seen with some of their earlier stands.
    (Posted on 4/15/2011)

  2. Excellent addition to GeminiReview by PT
    Customer Rating

    My Convair's arrived today and I'm QUITE pleased with the detail!! North Central's management would be proud to see these!! Nice work...:) (Posted on 4/14/2011)


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