Published on
May 4, 2022
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$11.95
Product / Stock #
72181
Base Kit
Amodel and A7A
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

Everything about the Avanti defies conventional logic in aircraft design. The main wing is set far back on the fuselage and a canard is mounted on the nose. The twin turboprop engines are mounted on the rear of the wings and drive the propellers in a pusher configuration. It's easy to recognize in the air long before you see it due to the distinctive sound of its engine/ propeller combination. Like everything else on this aircraft, the main landing gear is a complex group of parts that accommodate its retraction into the fuselage.

SAC has reproduced the kit parts in white metal. For the main gear, which is made up of three parts, you will need references beyond the kit instructions to figure out how these parts relate to each other. The nose gear is a single strut. The main benefit of the set is added strength as these parts are very small relative to the airframe. This set is a useful addition to a very unique aircraft.

Thank you to SAC for the sample product and IPMS for letting me add it to a future build.

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