Scale Aircraft Conversions 48166: Me-509 Landing Gear
PRICE: $14.95 MSRP
FOR: Trumpeter 1/48 Kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the brand new Trumpeter 1/48 Me-509. The set has both main landing gear with oleo scissors and retraction struts. The nose gear has its pair of retraction struts included. These are direct replacements for the kit items. Some of the thin bits will need gentle straightening, but that is normal for the medium used. As the 509 is a major tail sitter, the metal nose gear will help out. What would really help would be a cast metal nose gear well. Perhaps sometime later.

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.

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February 2012

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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