A-1J Skyraider Tailwheel

Published: October 20th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: Damon Blair - IPMS# 49062
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 72 567
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The Douglas A-1 series of aircraft (known as the AD prior to 1962) was designed as an attack aircraft that could carry a heavy load of ordinance.

Quickboost's A-1J Tailwheel brings an improvement to the Hasegawa A-1 kit. This part replaces only the bottom part of the strut, and not the entire strut. The wheel itself is separate from the strut.

I cut the bottom portion of the tailwheel strut where indicated in this kit's instructions, and then glued the replacement strut piece into place using cyanoacrylate glue. Once the glue was dry, I painted the strut, installed the wheel onto the strut, and installed the strut onto the model.

I highly recommend this detail set for the Hasegawa kit. My thanks to Quickboost for the review sample.

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