SET: Scale Aircraft Conversions 48060: Fiat G.91 Landing Gear
PRICE: $12.95 MSRP
FOR: Italeri/ESCI kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

The Italeri/ESCI Fiat G.91 is a nice kit despite its age. However, it has, well, somewhat 'soft' molding and this is especially true of the landing gear. This set of gear not only looks nicer than the kit offerings, but also is considerably stronger. The set includes a nose wheel strut and retraction strut and in addition to the main gear. These are direct replacements for the kit parts.

The gear is quite sturdy and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them. As you can see from the image, the casting is first rate. Don't sweat getting thinner bits that might get a bit bent in shipping. By slowly working them back into position, they are as good as new. It is one of the realities of cast white metal that we all come across.

You can order these direct at if your local hobby shop or favorite on-line retailer does not stock them.

December 2009

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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