DFW C.V Landing Gear (WW)

Published: March 28th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Brent Bristow - IPMS# 48487
Scale: 1/32
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 32137
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

The DFW C.V Landing Gear for the 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings kit is one of the many accessories offered by Scale Aircraft Conversions. This is the second of three of these aftermarket kits for which I am providing an out-of-box review. As with their other products, these are made of white metal.

For the packaging for this conversion kit, we have a blister pack with a clear plastic bubble. My only complaint with this is that you cannot reseal it once you open it. However, it likely keeps the cost of the kit down.

The kit consist of what appears to be 4 parts, two of which are connected together with a larger piece of metal sprue. Similar large metal sprues are connected to the other two other parts. I have to say that I am very impressed with the casting of the parts. After looking at them very closely, I did not see anything that would require any significant attention other than cutting them off of the large metal sprues.

The parts are sturdy, but the two thinner parts are easily bent. I spent a little time bending the parts, and while they are very flexible, I never felt that they were close to breaking. The Scale Aircraft Conversions website includes a section on working with white metal, which can be found at https://www.scaleaircraftconversions.com/homepage.cfm?DTTM=20191229213710&RequestedTimeout=500&pageid=USING_WHITE_METAL.

As the packaging in minimal, there are no instructions included, so you will have to refer to the instructions included with the Wingnut Wings kit.

This kit consists of parts that have been cast very well, and I'm very pleased with the quality of these parts. If you are interested in building this aircraft, this conversion kit appears to be a wise investment.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for supplying the conversion kit for this review.

 

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