Gotha G.1 Landing Gear for Wing Nut Wings

Published: August 15th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Will Kuhrt - IPMS# 46746
Scale: 1/32
Price: $19.95
Product / Stock #: 32148
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Thank you to Phil and Bill for all that you do managing and providing review opportunities!

Recommended kit:  Wingnut Wings

Reviewer's Comments

I do not own any WW kits, and due to the high demand for the now defunct company, the prices have soared. A good friend was kind enough to loan me his Gotha G.1 kit for the purposes of comparing the SAC landing gear to the kit parts.

This landing gear set from SAC is a direct replacement for the kit parts. The white metal casting is superb as is usual for SAC, but a few parts did have a little bit of flash, which was very easy to remove.  The kit consists of 12 parts. Three parts need to be removed from their pour rod (see photo).

There is a minor difference with the main structure for the front landing gear compared to the kit parts. Behind the wheel axel, there is a skid extending back, which is designed to support the plane when it sits on its tail. The SAC skid is shorter than the kit's skid by approximately a quarter inch; I have no judgement as to which is more accurate to the real plane.

Instructions are not provided, but they are not required since the parts are intended to be direct replacements for the kit parts. Prior to painting it is recommended to wash the parts with a mild detergent solution to remove any remaining mold release. I would recommend using a gel-type of CA adhesive to bond the parts together, and you certainly want to prime before painting.  

This SAC landing gear kit is, in my opinion, a must-have to give this sizeable and weighty plane proper strength and support.

Thank you for SAC for the honor to review the fantastic accessory, and thank you to IPMS for the opportunity.

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