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Old 04-16-2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Spare parts for Repairing your Models !

Hello Everyone !

I haven't been able to locate any place from where I can get spare Landing gears for my 1:400 Models ..

I have a few Phoenix with a single wheel missing
to an Aeroclassics A333 Front landing Gear broken..

And who wouldn't mind changing their Gemini gears with the Phoenix ones ..


Where could one get spares or landing gears for 1:400 for:
Phoenix,
Aeroclassics,
Big Birds,
and
JC...

If there is Please Share !

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Old 04-17-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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I'm glad you asked.....been looking for years! I had most of my models stored and just recently started to display them and I need a bunch of Gemini B727 landing gear sets. ....and a few DC-10 nose gears sets!

.......waiting to see how this plays out!
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Same here, I've asked the question in the past but had no response.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:15 AM   #4
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Let's hope, Someone pops out to reply ..
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:19 AM   #5
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These manufacturers don't really produce spare parts. Sometimes you just have to sacrifice one for another. All these years I hope they would do us this favor, but nothing happens.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:09 AM   #6
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Only Dragon Wings with their Dragon Care service offered any kind of formal spare part gear replacement service. In all my years collecting, I've heard all sorts of baloney from other manufacturers about 'contacting your retailer' etc, but have largely found this to be futile and you end up either sacrificing one model to save another, or buying something cheap in a sale to use for spare parts.

Aeroclassics wheels and pins are the worst or should I say best, at falling off. Sometimes they literally vanish in-between looking at them. Can't help but wonder how many ground fatalities there's be around airfields if AC engineers were responsible for maintaining real gears on real aircraft ! ��
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:24 AM   #7
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yes I tend to agree with others above,
check out your local aviations fairs and look for the bargain box models which you can remove all the wheels and make your self a spares box ,

there is always models price £3-£5 at the fairs
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #8
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I have 3 hangars and the broken ones get sent to the hangar!


Sucks you can't get some spare parts....I am sure they are out there somewhere.
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Reputable dealers and manufacturers have spare parts at Collectibles shows all the time. Aeroclassics, Inflight and some retailers stock spares at these shows. You just got to get to them.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:37 AM   #10
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Yup except last time bought two cheap 1/400 Bigbird 400 BA Tails as duplicates to break for the gears. but the models are probably worth circa £50 each.
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Reputable dealers and manufacturers have spare parts at Collectibles shows all the time. Aeroclassics, Inflight and some retailers stock spares at these shows. You just got to get to them.
Great if you're lucky enough to have this kind of show near your home.
And if you don't ?
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:37 AM   #12
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where/how do I buy the dragon wing wheels?
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Supposedly, Dragon Wings can be contacted via email for parts.
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I need somewhere to buy spare gears!!! My younger Cousins love to "accidentally" break some of my models (including some really rare ones, like a concorde). And now i need new gear! Its outrageous because I don't want to break models to save others, but I also don't want to have to suffer with broken models! any solutions? thanks! (and no, I have no DragonWings models)
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:11 PM   #15
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I need somewhere to buy spare gears!!! My younger Cousins love to "accidentally" break some of my models (including some really rare ones, like a concorde). And now i need new gear! Its outrageous because I don't want to break models to save others, but I also don't want to have to suffer with broken models! any solutions? thanks! (and no, I have no DragonWings models)
Yeah I hate it when that happens ;(. you can try to glue it back. I successfully glued back the front gear strut that broke in half of my gemini 747 with superglue. It was a real exercise in patience and steady handholding lol.. the thing is nowhere as strong as when intact but it sort of ok... Parts are very hard to come by. You can try to call up or email manufacturers. My experience with Dragon Wing for parts has been extremely disappointing. Maybe because they don't make anymore 1/400 so they just don't care anymore? I told them i am willing to pay for it but all i got was "we will have someone call you back" and that was like months ago. I tried callling every week and got the same response.

Always always always store your models in boxes. if you really want to play or display any, get a second spare one. I got like a dozen spares that i have so i can play and display. and that's where the dragon models are handy because the gears are removable..
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G'day,

This site often comes up on ebay:

Gemini Jets Replacement Landing Gear sets for 1/400 and 1/200 Scale Models

Gemini Jets Replacement Landing Gear sets for 1/400 and 1/200 Scale Models | eBay

I hope that helps... tho it is a costly option.
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G'day,

This site often comes up on ebay:

Gemini Jets Replacement Landing Gear sets for 1/400 and 1/200 Scale Models

Gemini Jets Replacement Landing Gear sets for 1/400 and 1/200 Scale Models | eBay

I hope that helps... tho it is a costly option.
Ran out on many of the popular models ;(. no 747 either...
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other than my 2 dragon wings, I have an aeroclassics 727-200 TAA "Central Australian" where the main landing gear broke. Sob.
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:04 PM   #19
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Generally, contacting retailers or buying cheap spare models are the ways to go. One thing to do when you receive a model, is, tug gently on the nosegear. If it comes out easily, use a toothpick to put a dab of Elmer's glue (that is, cheap white desk glue like used for gluing paper) on the base, and gently press the gear back in. Nosegear can fall out of models displayed on stands. Said gear seem to have a metaphysics-defying capability just simply frigging disappear.

It seems to me that Aeroclassics especially ought to supply their retailers with spare gear for, yes, even out-of-production models. Models get resold and shipped, and not everyone packs properly. Aeroclassics DC-10's and 747's are two of the most notorious for broken nosegears, and spare nosegears should be available. Aeroclassics DC-8 nosegear seem to fall out easily. As noted above, AC's pin-through nosegear tires (DC-8's and 707's are the worst) can come out easily, too.

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Old 03-24-2018, 04:19 PM   #20
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I need some spare gears to replace the ones on my dragon a340-600 which was toasted as it required real brute force to remove them thanks to the idiots before me that superglue the gears

the cheapest a340-500 spare I found on ebay is $15 ;(
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