Review Author(s)
Published on
September 27, 2021
Scale
1:48
MSRP
$15.50
Product / Stock #
QB 48 956
Base Kit
ICM Do-217N-1

The ICM Do-217N-1 is a nice kit but it could use some updates. One of the big ones is in the propeller blades and prop hub. The kit offering is not quite correct in shape and the prop blade profile is off slightly with the propeller tips being a little too pointy.

Quickboost recognized this and offers up this easy and convenient prop set. Included in the typical resealable bag with card stock backing are eight propeller blades and two spinners. The only thing missing is a tool to set the angle of the blades. Removal of the parts is simple enough. You will have to drill a center hole to mount the spinner with the props installed. This will require some brass, not included, or some other form of support. You could always just mount the prop spinners directly to the cowlings.

There are no instructions, but it is easy as removing the props and spinners from the pour blocks and assemble. The hardest part will be to ensure the prop blades all have the same angle. There is no prop shaft. This can be addressed a number of ways. First would be to just glue it on the front of the cowling. Easy, done. The other way would be to drill a pilot hole and enlarge to fit the kit driveshaft. Not quite as easy but very doable.

Quick and easy are hallmarks of the Quickboost line and these parts certainly live up to that. They are quick and accurate and not expensive. The correct profile of the spinners and the prop blades for the N-1 version of the Do-217. These props are different than those of the M so make sure your aircraft is an N-1. There are other parts that Quickboost offers for the Do-217N-1 so you can accurize your kit to your hearts content. All of them are excellent.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours at your local hobby shop or online retailer. Aires does not sell direct.

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