This is a complex set of gear to engineer....the main gear legs each have 2 pieces of SS tubing and 4 pieces of various diameters of music wire all encapsulated in a strong resin shell. The nose gear is strong enough to take any amount to weight needed to keep this baby from being a tail sitter!
Some external modifications have been made from the kit parts:
The diameter of the main and nose gear oleos were determined to be a bit underfed, so they've been beefed up. The nose gear was missing its towing loop and the torque links were basically blobs - out they went and new parts were fabricated and added to give a better presentation. That took a while, but I'm hoping you'll think it was worth it.