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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:20 PM
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I haven't painted them yet, but the conversion is done! Oh, and for landings... this gear is awesome! You can see it articulating on landing and over grass! This was the best $20 spent for this plane.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:33 PM
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A set is on its way for my kit.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:27 PM
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A set is on its way for my kit.
Cool, spread the word!
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:16 AM
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I bought 2 sets last year for my 71 inch Sig 1/6 scale stick built kits. They were almost perfect for that kit in every dimension. Can't beat the price either. Stripped and covered in fabric, they look pretty darn convincing.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:35 AM
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the gear would look good covered in solartex. The full scale ones have that triangle covered.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I'm planning to simply spay paint mine.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 12:43 PM
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I'm going to spray all the metal parts and cover the triangle part with solartex.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:10 PM
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I'm going to spray all the metal parts and cover the triangle part with solartex.
May I suggest stripping, covering and then painting? I promise you that you will be more satisfied with the finished product if you paint last. The solartex will be a whole lot more opaque as well, and your color match will look a whole lot better. Just a friendly suggestion.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:03 PM
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May I suggest stripping, covering and then painting? I promise you that you will be more satisfied with the finished product if you paint last. The solartex will be a whole lot more opaque as well, and your color match will look a whole lot better. Just a friendly suggestion.

Thank you scott. I will follow your suggestion! Thats a great idea.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:49 PM
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They appear to be just the right size.

What material are they made from and what do they weigh?
Mine just arrived.

Some of the parts are made of steel (magnetic). The brackets appear to be aluminum. And some of the tubes are only very slightly magnetic, so perhaps stainless steel? All the fasteners seem to be steel and heavily magnetic.

Total weight, as delivered, without axles, measured 7.6 oz.

The design of some of the tubes is very weak due to the large holes drilled through them (nearly wiping out the entire wall thickness). There have been failures reported at these weak points so I'll want to consider how they might be ruggedized prior to refinishing. Also some of the mounting brackets bind against the main gear, so I'll want to do a little re-shaping also prior to refinishing.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:48 PM
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I haven't heard of ANY failures on it. And mine is holding up great. Throught one day that is!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:59 PM
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I haven't heard of ANY failures...
Now you have.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Now you have.
Yeah, but is it just hearsay?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:08 PM
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somebody has made every landing gear fail one way or another
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:10 PM
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True!
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