SAC Kfir C2/C7 Landing Gear

Published: March 12th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrisette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $16.95
Product / Stock #: 48346

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) is well known for making replacement white metal landing gear for many, many subjects. This set replaces the main and nose landing gear for the AMK 1/48th scale Kfir C2/C7 kit from AMK. The set consists of seven well-made white metal parts; four are the main gear and three make up the nose gear. The main gear replaces kits parts C54/57 and E19. The nose gear replaces parts C17, 21, and 68.

To prepare the parts, I sand off a few small seam lines and the parts are ready. For the main gear, the assembly adds the two white metal parts together and then you complete the assembly with the plastic oleo from the kit.

The nose gear is broken down differently than the kit gear. The kit gear has the retraction strut molded in and the remainder of the gear as a single piece. It's easier to see in the reference picture. The SAC parts are easy to prepare and assemble with the biggest thing being the straightening of the strut. I did this by rolling it between two flat surfaces.

Installation is simple as all parts glue right into the place the kits parts do. For the main gear, the retraction struts need to be added. All was primed and then painted and look great. As a note, I did add the nose wheel after painting. I used a pair of small pliers and inserted on the inside where the wheel goes and let the metal bend outward. I added the wheel and squeezed it closed and then touched up the paint.

This is another great set from SAC and not only gives more strength but with the redesigned nose gear, is easier to use and paint. Recommended.

My thanks to all the excellent people at SAC and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

  • Kit contents
    Kit contents
  • Finished nose gear
    Finished nose gear
  • Finished main gear
    Finished main gear
  • Finished main gear
    Finished main gear
  • Front gear installed
    Front gear installed
  • Left main gear installed
    Left main gear installed
  • Main Gear vs Kit Parts
    Main Gear vs Kit Parts
  • SAC Nose Gear Break Down
    SAC Nose Gear Break Down
  • Nose gear close up
    Nose gear close up
  • SAC Nose Gear Parts vs Kit
    SAC Nose Gear Parts vs Kit
  • Note- Plastic Added to SAC Gear
    Note- Plastic Added to SAC Gear
  • Right main gear
    Right main gear