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    Cadet Trainee Regular Hangar Mechanic BuddyK's Avatar
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    1:400 AC Connie Nose Gear

    I am looking for a Nose Gear for a 1:400 L-749 Constellation ...
    It seems there was an "incident" recently that caused a parts failure ...

    I bet a nose gear from any AC Connie would work (?) ...

    Buddy

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    Diecast Quality Inspector Pro Collector Adrian's Avatar
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    I need a couple of these also. The AC L-749 nose gear is very frail and easily breaks. Alas the AC L-749 is no longer made and there are no spares unless someone is breaking one up.
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    Cadet Trainee Regular Hangar Mechanic BuddyK's Avatar
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    This is where I want to explore both ...

    - 3-D printing and / or
    - photo- etching

    ... to make the parts necessary to "make my own" gear replacements ...

    I hate to think about how many GJ200 757 nose gears that have broken (even with gently handling ... no sledge hammers !!) and I need replaced ... too many ...

    Shouldn't 1:400 gears be able to duplicated, possibly with MORE detail than the typical metal / plastic / resin castings the "usual" manufacturers use, using one or both of these techniques ??

    Does anyone have any information / experiences with either techniques that they could share to get me started ?

    I am able to retire any time now ...
    Maybe I should retire and make replacement landing gears for model aircraft ??

    Hmmm ... " ... Buddy the landing gear guy ... " ... has an interesting ring to it ...

    Buddy

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    Senior Member Supreme Hangar Mechanic connie freak's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyK View Post
    I am looking for a Nose Gear for a 1:400 L-749 Constellation ...
    It seems there was an "incident" recently that caused a parts failure ...

    I bet a nose gear from any AC Connie would work (?) ...

    Buddy
    I have a few 1049's in 400 (Don't tell anyone) and they all have failed nose gear and one has all gears broken. Bit of a pig to remove the residual damaged bits as well. I'll join the queue for spares.

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