Published on
August 9, 2020
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Base Kit
Kitty Hawk

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) is a Texas based company that makes white metal landing gear for a vast number of model aircraft in all scales.

The idea behind the use of metal over the kit supplied plastic landing gear is strength. Over time plastic can give way under the weight of heavy aircraft models.

The metal parts are contained in a clear plastic tray with an attractive color backing showing product details.

This set includes the nose and main undercarriage legs, main gear retraction struts, nose leg torque links and inner main gear door retraction struts and bulkhead. They are a direct copy of the plastic kit parts, except for the main gear. The kit plastic main undercarriage legs are in two parts, while the SAC gear comes as one part. This makes the leg stronger and eliminates dealing with a glue seam.

All the SAC parts need some clean up, but, most of the mold seams found on the plastic parts have already been removed. I was able to get each item ready for assembly and painting in a matter of a few minutes. As the white metal was quite soft, I had to carefully straighten some items.

While the plastic landing gear in the Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000 kit was more than adequate and strong, the SAC gear assisted in building these parts a little easier. I would guess anyone building this model should have some experience, and, as such, the SAC gear will pose no problems. I highly recommend this product for any modeler.

My thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this product and put it to the test on the actual model


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