Fouga Magister Landing Gear

Published: October 27th, 2014     
Packaging
Packaging
Reviewed by: 
Matt Quiroz, IPMS# 42772
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 48257

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) has been around for several years now, and I must say that I love what they have done. A lot of kits that come to us today have rather spindly landing gear legs on them, and over time I have seen some of my older builds begin to show a noticeable sag in their landing gear as the plastic starts to succumb to gravity and the weight of the model.

Well, you can wave goodbye to those days with a set of SAC’s white-metal landing gear. Their products are a direct replacement for the kit parts. Their casting is top shelf and virtually flash free, with just minor cleanup of seam lines being needed.

This set, for the Kinetic/Wingman Models Magister, includes the forward mounting wall for the nose gear and the two main landing-gear legs on the wings. There are two complete sets in the package, so these are a bargain and worth purchasing. As you can see in the pictures, they are identical to the kit parts but oh so much stronger. The only change needed will be the use of CA (superglue) when attaching them; solvent-type glues won’t do the job. This is a welcome addition to the stable for my Magister build; I look forward to getting it underway soon.

Thanks to SAC for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review it.

  • Set Contents
    Set Contents
  • Kit Landing Gear Struts
    Kit Landing Gear Struts
  • SAC Landing Gear Struts
    SAC Landing Gear Struts
  • SAC (Left) amd Kit Forward Mounting Walls Compared
    SAC (Left) amd Kit Forward Mounting Walls Compared