Me-509 Landing Gear

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Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$14.95
Product / Stock #
48166
Base Kit
Trumpeter
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

The Parts:

This product contains 9 pieces cast in white metal which replace the struts and gear for the Bronco kit. Please note that I did not use the Bronco kit for this review. I used, instead, the Hobby Boss Me-509 kit, # 02849. The Bronco kit was not “in my stash” but the Hobby Boss kit was readily available.

The molding is clean, with no “step” along mold release points. One of the support arms had a small amount of “flash” on it. This small piece of metal was removed with an Xacto and sanded very gently with a nail file.

Assembly:

Even though the Bronco kit is the recommended “mate” for this SAC product, I found that the parts would also fit into the Hobby Boss kit without any problems. Some caution is wise when handling the retracting struts….the change in diameter between extending rod and the main strut reveals a potential weak point on this part.

Painting:

I prime metal parts with an inexpensive primer found at Wal-Mart and Target. Use a primer of your choice.

Conclusion:

This product is highly recommended for both the kit recommended by SAC (Bronco) and the kit that was used in this review, that being the Hobby Boss kit. It’s a Win-Win!

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this product.

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