Scale Aircraft Conversions 32048: Polikarpov I-16 type 10/17 landing gear
PRICE: $18.95 MSRP
FOR: Special Hobby/Azur 1/32 kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

The next new set from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this set for the Special Hobby/Azur 1/32 Polikarpov I-16. This set is for the Type 10/17 variant and in addition to the usual landing gear and retraction struts, this set includes two tail skids. One is a standard skid and the other is when you want to use the ski option that is provided with this kit.

The gear is quite well cast and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them in place as they are direct replacements for the kit parts. It is not uncommon for cast metal bits to be a bit bent but some careful straightening out will bring them into line once again.

You can order these direct at if your local hobby shop does not stock them.

March 2011

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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