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KAI T-50 Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 KAI T-50 Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2012 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject KAI T-50 Landing Gear Scale 1/48
Set Number 48180 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Rugged enhancement for the Academy kit Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $16.95

First Look

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) produces an impressive array of white metal replacement landing gear for a variety of models. Some of these sets correct different issues that appeared in production kits, while others are simple common sense replacements to have stronger landing gear on your model.

KAI T-50 Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Academy 1/48 T-50B ROKAF trainer and this is an interesting set. If you look closely at the image, this set really provides two sets of landing gear - one set is compressed as it would appear with the aircraft on the ground, the other set is uncompressed as it would appear with the aircraft in flight. These choices provide you with some nice and accurate display choices.

One nice aspect of aftermarket landing gear like these from SAC is that you can make the change anytime, even after the kit's gear buckles for whatever reason. Unlike an aftermarket cockpit or other details that need to be incorporated during construction, you can easily extract the old styrene gear and plug in these replacements once you've got them primed and painted. Of course you can plan ahead and use them during your build-up and avoid the problems in the first place.

You can obtain SAC landing gear from your favorite hobby retailer or online hobby shop. If your retailer can't get these for you and you can't this set at your favorite online retailer, then you can get quick service from Scale Aircraft Conversions directly.

My sincere thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for this review sample!