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Old 09-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Replacement Retracts for Airfield P 51

I have recently purchased a 1450mm Airfield P 51 mustang from nitroplanes.com, and with alot of stock retracts they are not very sturdy or strong. I read this in the reviews before I bought it and chose to still purchase it because everyone loved the plane as I do but everyone's one negative comment was just that the retracts break very easy which mine haven't yet but I do realize they will soon. The club that I fly at has a grass runaway which I must say is cut extremely short (almost like a fairway on a golf course). On all the reviews I read alot of the people said they changed them but never said from where or what kind they were I'm very new on this forum, this is actually my first post could anyone give me a website that you may have used for this problem and what kind is compatible for my plane I would greatly appreciate any feedback, Thank You
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Dynam's retracts for their similar size P-51 have done well. Struts could stand to be made of a stiffer music wire but strut bending is better than retract mechanism breaking.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help as I'm sure you can see I'm new on here and I see. You said the dynam retracts but will they fit the fms 1450mm P 51? And one last question I have heard that e flite has a better beefed up set and I just can't find the forum that I had saw them on I think they were. Called like HKV-514 if this is correct could someone just send me a yes if it's right or if it's wrong could someone take a minute to write a quick review with the correct e flite retracts I can use. I know the 514 is right I just don't know the letters before it any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You
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Did you end up changing anything ?
I just bought the 1100mm and was wondering the same thing about stronger retracs?
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in same boat....no problems but would like an extra set lying around........may have to wait till someone crashes and decides to part it out. Been looking for an hour online...no bueno.
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You'll have to measure... but Hobby King has an assortment of the "electric" retracts. Picked up a set that turned out to be 1/4 inch short on my Dynam Me262... they look great on it. Added wheel collars as a spacers to move the aluminum spring loaded struts down and perfect.
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just need the struts,, not the etracts.
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http://www.motionrc.com/fms-servoles...1400mm-planes/

Check with Motion RC. The FMS and Airfields are pretty close. I believe they were aligned at one time but no longer. I have the FMS P-51D V7.5 and the retracts and struts are built like a brick "you know what" house. But if you just need a pair of oleo's. HK has a large selection. Just make sure you get the pin size correct or can drill out your retracts if need be. For this size plane, I'd have metal trunnions with 4mm to 5mm pins EG A #8 drill is perfect for making a 5mm dia hole.

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I get all my retract stuff here. Philip is great to deal with and has Dynam, FMS and others. He can also make struts to length if asked. 3mm and 4mm trunnions etc

http://www.pw-rc.com/index.php/cPath...e82a12b92e720f
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+1 on Phillip. Very reliable resource.
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I get all my retract stuff here. Philip is great to deal with and has Dynam, FMS and others. He can also make struts to length if asked. 3mm and 4mm trunnions etc

http://www.pw-rc.com/index.php/cPath...e82a12b92e720f
Bookmarked... I might need that site later...
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ordered 3 sets of props from him, Ordered 2 sets of gear from nitroplanes.....we will see if they are actually in stock, not happy with their service or stock.
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Philip uses Singapore Post, Not Hong Kong Post. Much better .
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