F/A-18E/F Landing Gear

Published: September 9th, 2013     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter - IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Price: $13.95
Product / Stock #: 72063
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions makes various landing gear sets from lead-free white metal. Some come with the wheels attached, if needed. Others might have the wheel bay included to help with added weight, but most only come with the new landing gear struts.

The detail of the metal parts is much crisper and looks flawless. The advantage to these parts is their strength, and that they won't warp under the kit's weight over time. They will also hold up well while you work with them - no accidentally snapping them apart. To attach the new landing gear, you will need to use CA glue. On SAC's website, they recommend a gap-filling CA glue so the gear can be positioned the way you want it, and then using an accelerator to bond the parts instantly.

I highly recommend this product. I have had models where the landing gear has broken under the aircraft's weight, especially during transport. It's good to know that there is a solution for this. Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions and IPMS USA for the chance to do this review.

  • SAC F-18 landing gear
    SAC F-18 landing gear
  • Comparison with kit parts
    Comparison with kit parts

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