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Old 04-12-2020, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I've got 5 mondels where the landing gear (mostly nose gear) have broken. Do Dragon still offer replacements? If so how do I order them?

Is there someone in Sydney Australia who would be able to repair them for me?
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If its a dragon model, the landing gear replacements can be found online but I dont think dragon offers replacements anymore. Someone can easily repair a model themselves at home! Just make sure to use white elmers/school glue the first time you repair so you dont end up damaging the model
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Two-part epoxy works better on landing gear to give it enough strength to support the model.

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Go all in with superglue and a toothpick for a quick strong bond!
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Was just looking for a solution, and came across this recent thread.

I've just gotten a 2003 year Phoenix 767-300 through the mail with a snapped nose landing gear. I don't suppose Phoenix would sell spare parts replacements for such an old model? (back when their landing gear was dark grey rather than the shiny silver they have now).

I see people speak about white Elmer's glue and epoxy... has anyone tried using plastic model cement? I would've guessed that would provide a strong hold given it essentially 'welds' the plastic together without leaving extra thickness to the bond.

I haven't seen anyone to suggest sanding down the broken surface for easier alignment and adhesion either...?

Both engines fell off too - but I think that'll be a much less tedious fix than the nose gear.

Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi! I have a wide selection of Dragon gear available for replacements. Feel free to PM me with what you need and I will check out what I have. That is, if you can't or don't want to go the glue route.

I have had lots of practice fixing gear with my jewelers tools and superglue, but it requires a light touch and a steady hand.
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Old 05-12-2020, 03:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Was just looking for a solution, and came across this recent thread.

I've just gotten a 2003 year Phoenix 767-300 through the mail with a snapped nose landing gear. I don't suppose Phoenix would sell spare parts replacements for such an old model? (back when their landing gear was dark grey rather than the shiny silver they have now).

I see people speak about white Elmer's glue and epoxy... has anyone tried using plastic model cement? I would've guessed that would provide a strong hold given it essentially 'welds' the plastic together without leaving extra thickness to the bond.

I haven't seen anyone to suggest sanding down the broken surface for easier alignment and adhesion either...?

Both engines fell off too - but I think that'll be a much less tedious fix than the nose gear.

Thanks.
Plastic model cement glue works as well, though you have to be careful not to over-apply it and I'm not sure if it will hold as well as 2-step epoxy or Gorilla (super) glue. You can try sanding down both sides on the longer nose gears, depending on where the break is but sometimes it may be best to glue it straight back onto where it broke off without sanding. I would love it if manufacturers sold spare landing gear. I have a bunch of older Aeroclassics and Gemini models that I've had to sell off and find replacements for or just accept as-is because of this issue.
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Waffle Collectables recently has offered up a variety of landing gear replacement parts, including AeroClassics DC-8 nose and main gear, Aeroclassics DC-10 nose and main gear, and NGModels A330 nose and main gear. Treasure trove with new additions as others get sold out. 25 cents a pop - great deal, Doug
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I have had lots of practice fixing gear with my jewelers tools and superglue, but it requires a light touch and a steady hand.
I have neither so I will PM you!
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You also can create your own airplanes boneyard.
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