A-1H/AD-6/7 Skyraider Gear

Published: April 12th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Paul R. Brown - IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Price: $11.95
Product / Stock #: 72109
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

As with many of SAC's sets, this set provides a one for one replacement for the kit parts. It consists of just five parts, two main landing gear struts, two retraction struts and a tail wheel. The parts are nicely cast and have just as slight cast line where the mold halves met, but this is easily cleaned up with either a fine sanding stick or a metal wheel in your Dremel tool at low speed. The retraction struts are very thin, so be careful in handling them as white metal is much more pliable than the plastic kits parts, but unlike the kit parts, the metal parts do not spring back to their original shape if bent or moved around, they stay in the shape you last put them in.

This is another nice set from Scale Aircraft Conversions and while the Skyraider is not a heavy model, the replacement struts look great and will be a bit stronger if you need to move the kit around. Also they will add some strength if you start replacing the kit ordinance with some of the excellent resin ordinance being released by Eduard and others.

Recommended.

Thank you to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review sample and to IPMS-USA for letting me review it.

  • SAC Parts
    SAC Parts
  • SAC & Kit Parts Comparison
    SAC & Kit Parts Comparison
  • Main Gear Installed 1
    Main Gear Installed 1
  • Main Gear Installed 2
    Main Gear Installed 2
  • Tail Wheel
    Tail Wheel

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