LVG C.VI Landing Gear (WW)

Published: February 1st, 2019     
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Kit Parts
Reviewed by: 
Eric Syverson, IPMS# 50324
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 32132

This is the Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) white metal landing gear replacement option for the Wingnut Wings 1/32 LVG C.VI kit. If you have built in 1/32 scale you have probably wondered at some point if kit provided plastic landing gear will adequately support the model's weight. These SAC items are primarily intended to address strength concerns but there are two other major advantages to using their white metal landing gear: First, it is possible to very slightly bend the strut pieces and attached wheels into perfect alignment once installed - to fine tune your alignment after gluing. With plastic, "once glued you're screwed" so to speak. A second advantage of SAC landing gear is that oleos in white metal (although not applicable for this set) can be fine sanded to a very shiny and realistic finish - so no fiddling with bare metal foil or painting is necessary for SAC oleos.

Observations

These LVG C.VI landing gear pieces match very closely the kit molds. Cleanup is minimal.

If you have built some of the other Wingnut Wings kits you know that the landing gear is impressively scaled (i.e. thin) and beautifully cast, thus potentially weak/wobbly. These aftermarket gems provide peace of mind and adjustability without sacrificing detail.

My sincere thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for providing these items for review via the IPMS USA Reviewer Corps.

  • Airfoil spreader bar assembly
    Airfoil spreader bar assembly
  • Airfoil spreader bar close-up
    Airfoil spreader bar close-up
  • Airfoil compared to kit part
    Airfoil compared to kit part
  • Fin
    Fin
  • Fin with skid
    Fin with skid
  • Fin compared to kit part
    Fin compared to kit part
  • Spreader bar compared to kit part
    Spreader bar compared to kit part
  • Tail skid
    Tail skid
  • Tail skid comparison to kit part
    Tail skid comparison to kit part

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