Fokker Dr.I - Landing Gear Struts

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This Scale Aircraft Conversions release for the Meng 1/24 kit is a replacement set for the plastic struts that are the kit parts. I am not an expert on the Fokker Dr. 1a by any means - but there is a definite size discrepancy between the kit parts and the white metal parts in the conversion set. The white metal parts are noticeably longer than the kit parts as you can see from my photos. I am not sure which is more accurate - but I can at least say they got the shape dead on from the kit parts and the width is pretty similar.

Alas, shortly after painting the parts to compare them to, I lost the sub wing the landing gear attach to so I can’t necessarily try them out. But basically the set contains four pieces that make up the landing gear struts, two struts for the rear elevator, and a tail skid. The attachment points are just a little bigger so some surgery to the kit might be necessary - again regretfully I can’t be certain since I lost the part - but the white metal bits are definitely much sturdier for your build than the styrene examples.

My thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions and IPMS-USA for this review sample.


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