Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Product provided by: Ross, CEO of SAC
Thanks to Ross at SAC for sending us another of your expansive line of metal landing gear (with extra bits for the engine mounts, nice!). Thanks also to IPMS USA leadership for sending it to me.
Once again, a SAC upgrade to the basic kit plastic! The set consists of 5 parts: Two main struts, one tailwheel leaf-spring strut with tail wheel fork, and two engine mounts.
Roden kits suffer from one problem; the soft plastic used is just not up to the task of holding up a model. In this kit’s case, it is worse because the gear is already spread at an angle like the majority of Cessna products, which means the real thing is a shock absorber (try landing on one with too high a sink rate and be bounced back in the air, experience here).
Up front: I did not use the metal engine mount. I had cemented the engine in place as I was not going to use the open cowling option, but I know with the Roden plastic being so fragile, this was a smart move on SAC’s part.