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Albatros Wheels
JackFlash
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Joined: January 25, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 01:57 PM UTC


While Eduard tends to simplify their kits. Barracuda Studios hears our concerns. Lets look at their recent contribution. These are their 1:48 scale Albatros wheels in resin.

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JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 02:15 PM UTC
Here is the visiual difference on an Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III kit. The top image uses the stock 80xx series wheels that come in the kits.



The bottom image shows the aftermarket Barracuda wheels. The Eduard 81xx series stock kit wheels are exactly the same with just a small amount of more detail present.

The Alb. D. type fighters used used the Type II, 760mm x 100mm wheel and tire. The rim diameter is 574mm x 72.1 wide, has 2 x 20=40 spokes, spoke diameter 4mm. The hub is 160mm long with 55.25mm bore for a 55mm diameter.axle. The flange outer diameter is 96.5mm and spoke hole center diameter is 80mm. This is the common wheel for D Class aircraft with Merc. D.III F.1466 - F1466a motor