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Old 01-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
We just got our first Dragonwings models, and after we put in the landing gear covers, we can't get them out (we got the front one out, but we can't get the rear ones out). Anyone have any advice? The model we're having trouble with is the Emirates A380.

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Old 01-15-2012, 06:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Had this problem too, got so annoyed i got a screw and twisted it in that way to get it out. No nose gear cover now, model only cost me £8. I try putting a tap of super glue on something and pull it off but didn't work either, good luck!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Use blue tac or sticky tap to stick the gear door out.
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If it was a stuck as mine was that will not work =(
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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whew!! got my first Emirates A380 from DW also and lucky me i did'nt put the landing gears cover.... and i certainly won't put it in now that i read the posts here..
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Default Re: Dragonwings landing gear removal

Once you go "gear up" on a DW model---don't expect to be able to go gear-down without destroying the gear doors to get them out.

If you really want to, (I've only successfully done it once) you can carefully sand/cut the gear doors to make them thinner before you put them in so they just barely stay in--then they can be removed fairly easily.
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Once you go "gear up" on a DW model---don't expect to be able to go gear-down without destroying the gear doors to get them out.

If you really want to, (I've only successfully done it once) you can carefully sand/cut the gear doors to make them thinner before you put them in so they just barely stay in--then they can be removed fairly easily.


thanks for the tip!!
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