Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32072 Westland Lynx Landing Gear

Reviewed by Ray Peterson

A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the Revell 1/32nd Lynx helicopter kit. The set includes the main landing gear and the nose gear as well as separate scissors.

I do not have this kit, but from online pictures I believe this set is simply meant to be a direct replacement for the kit’s plastic landing gear, providing the modeler the option to go with white metal instead of plastic. Therefore while the casting is quite good, most of the details are unchanged and any defects of the kit parts, such as molding seams, are therefore replicated on the SAC gear.

I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. However, even though the SAC gear will easily bend I am confident it is stronger than the kit gear and will hold up well. As the weight of the Lynx gear is divided well and the kit light-weight I do not expect the SAC gear to sag over time.

Recommended as a quick and relatively low-priced replacement for the kit gear.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

© Ray Peterson 2013

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This review was published on Thursday, October 17 2013; Last modified on Friday, October 18 2013