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Old 01-05-2014, 03:59 PM   #76
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Fish,

You may want to check-in with the "King" They have some all metal trunnion retracts for cheap. I've purchased from Hobbypartz too. Pretty sturdy. And FMS offers up some nice ones now that are a little more slow acting.

Seems like there may be one or two mfg.s out there that sell under different labels or sell to OEM's. Check dimensions and hole patterns and I think you'll see a common thread.

I've had fairly good luck with oleo struts on grass but I agree with Jet, bumpy grass fields have a tendency to eat retracts for breakfast. Hard landings are usually what does them in.
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Originally Posted by Fishbonez View Post
Hey Hurricane fans,
I was just wondering if anyone has the retracts for this plane and part numbers. I just tried researching it on another thread, RCG, and it seemed all they could do was argue what worked, no surprise there, so I never got a definite answered as to what worked what didn't. What I did get was a big headache and my eyes want to bleed for the inside out. So if anyone here knows what works I would appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks in advance
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The model is specifically designed to take E-Flite 12-25 size 90 degree retracts: http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFLG200

So I'm sure these will fit perfectly and work fine. How robust they are I cant comment on. I tend to avoid models with retracts because although I love the look of a warbird with gear up the fields i fly from are not retract friendly.
Hi FishBonez, +1 to what JetPlaneFlyer said. I used the E-flite recommended e-tracts and they work beautifully. Strong, no hiccups during installation and perform as advertised.

Mine is bone stock and I love it.


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Old 01-05-2014, 07:14 PM   #79
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Thanks again all.
I appreciate reading some straight answers to questions. Reading that thread at RCG will drive a man crazy. I will order a complete set hopefully this Spring. Retracts are just plain sexy on a war-bird on take off and land. I have yet to fly mine Hurricane since the maiden due to weather and I am eager to try and take off from our club field to see if it can. I thought my Prkzone P47D would be up to the task but nope could not do it. So if the Hurri can do it on its stock gear I will be really jazzed

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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
Hi FishBonez, +1 to what JetPlaneFlyer said. I used the E-flite recommended e-tracts and they work beautifully. Strong, no hiccups during installation and perform as advertised.

Mine is bone stock and I love it.
John,

How you doing.....? I just picked up one of these, used a couple days ago - stock with rertacts and been trying to educate myself on on it.
I've cut the canopy and added rails for it to slide on and plan on adding lights while waiting for a Turnigy 60A ESC from the HK/USA warehouse.
I think it needs cooling vents for the esc, etc. and will cut the scoops open and direct some airflow into the hatch. There's already a hole in the bottom of the fuse but I think the interior needs to be pressurized for it to function properly.

Have you had any cooling issues?

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How you doing.....? I just picked up one of these, used a couple days ago - stock with rertacts and been trying to educate myself on on it.
I've cut the canopy and added rails for it to slide on and plan on adding lights while waiting for a Turnigy 60A ESC from the HK/USA warehouse.
I think it needs cooling vents for the esc, etc. and will cut the scoops open and direct some airflow into the hatch. There's already a hole in the bottom of the fuse but I think the interior needs to be pressurized for it to function properly.

Have you had any cooling issues?

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I haven't made any modifications to mine Dick. On several occasions I have flown two batteries back to back and the ESC was hot but not burning hot. Whenever I fly it for just one battery there is barely any heat at all.

Granted, all of that has been at 90 degree or below temperatures. I've never flown this one when it was really hot outside.

I'd love to see some pictures of your scale mod.s!

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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
I haven't made any modifications to mine Dick. On several occasions I have flown two batteries back to back and the ESC was hot but not burning hot. Whenever I fly it for just one battery there is barely any heat at all.

Granted, all of that has been at 90 degree or below temperatures. I've never flown this one when it was really hot outside.

I'd love to see some pictures of your scale mod.s!
Thanks for the info John-
I'll be happy to post some pics when I get a chance. Right now I trying to CA some rails to the rear canopy and not sure theyr'e stickin'.....I'll be back later and let you know how it goes.

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I need a set of clear lenses for my Hurri if anyone has some extras please let me know......I can get them from parts sources but the shipping is $5.00-$8.00.....hardly worth it.
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Originally Posted by Capt Easy View Post
I need a set of clear lenses for my Hurri if anyone has some extras please let me know......I can get them from parts sources but the shipping is $5.00-$8.00.....hardly worth it.
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Are these what you need? If so, PM me your address.


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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
Dick,
Are these what you need? If so, PM me your address.
John,
They're ones but Itink I may have already found a set. If not, I'll let you know. Thanks for your quick reply buddy.
Hope all is well with you and your'e getting some flying in up there once in a while - in between Northers.
BTW Have you heard anything from Mike?
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Rough maiden resulting in replacement of spinner and tail wheel assembly.....
Anyone have any spares available to sell?
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Sorry to read that, Capt.

I can't help w/ those.

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Thanks John....I have a spinner and prop on the way Monday. The tailwheel is available from the UK but shipping would be too high. I'll find one somewhere maybe from a wrecked one or might even try mking one from aluminum soemhow.

Have you talked to Mike at all...? I've had min comm with him if any.

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Originally Posted by Capt Easy View Post
Thanks John....I have a spinner and prop on the way Monday. The tailwheel is available from the UK but shipping would be too high. I'll find one somewhere maybe from a wrecked one or might even try mking one from aluminum soemhow.

Have you talked to Mike at all...? I've had min comm with him if any.

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Where did you find a spinner? I goofed mine up today and can find nothing Maybe a suitable sub?

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I added my AR635 rx to the hawker today.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...eiver-SPMAR635
Still needs adjustments in the rudder and elevator. Was looking like a dolphin scooting through the sky but it was very stable. Landing was coming in smooth but just a little to much power applied and she bounced and the AS3X tried to react and I did not react well enough tipping her over. I will make a few adjustments to the gains (royal pain in the butt) and try again soon.

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Putting AS3X turned out to be a huge mistake. One I may never recover from after making some adjustments to the Rx it flew like a complete mess and I was amazed I was able to get enough control to get her back on the ground. In my opinion don't do it.

On another note. I returned the regular spectrum receiver and went to fly it and something went wrong, terribly wrong. It flew completely crazy best possible explanation was, it suddenly was tail heavy. Other than that I have no explanation. She was headed to a small crowd of people, consisting of an officer, 3 fireman and a person. The decision to crash into the concrete was simple and that's exactly what I did. She is now a total mess. I can not seem to find any parts available for this plane. No surprise it is no longer made so now I am stuck with a decision of whether to buy a new one from e-bay or repair. The reason for the tough decision is not all parts were recovered or unaware where they came from such as the counter weights laying beside the carnage. If anyone know a website where parts may be available around the world I would appreciate the info.

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Dang, FB. Sorry to read that!

I think it's great that your first thoughts were for the safety of the bystanders.

They don't have a wing-set, but Horizon Hobby does have a few replacement parts in stock.

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Thanks max something is better than nothing

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Just FYI
I found a 2 pretty good websites that has hurricane parts/
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Shoot just found out RC hover does not have a wing set. They advertise they have it in stock but really they don't. They did call me personally and apologize for the mistake and quickly refunded my money and said they would fix the website. Pretty cool. I am glad I did not have to run through the ringer to have them cancel my order like some other vendors out there
I still need a wing set though anyone got any suggestions??? Feeling a bit desperate. I am eager to get this plane back in the air.

The wing is in fairly good shape except for the fact that the hinges and pins securing the flaps are ripped away and I like the use of the flaps. May have to just glue them down and not make them useable.

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Well got her all fixed up yesterday just decided to work very slowly on the wings and I think I go her right, and yesterday I had enough time to re-maiden. Overall she did great. My landing was a bit rough slightly out of practice with it I suppose. Forgot to order a battery to replace the one that got mangled from the crash. also finally found a spinner that may work from Tower hobbies All should come in by next week.

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