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Old 01-24-2015, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default P51 and Corsair--Retracts

Considering the many available P51 and Corsair models (40" to 50" wingspan) with retracts---Which company offers the most reliable and strongest retracts as stock equipment? Thanks. Gary
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This will vary with scale... Robart is just about the king of large scale retracts

I'm not seeing a lot of difference in the electric retracts from assorted brands for foamie models up to appx 3 lbs.

Known common issues are the struts which tend to be made of softer wire instead of actual "Music Wire' which is a spring steel. This is easily correctable by replacing with better wire you bend yourself... if you mind bending the strut back occasionally.

No other problems so far that can't be blamed on major crash damage. (Head on between a foam Dynam 1250mm P-51 and a .25 glow power coroplast model)
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IMHO, E Flite Planes have the Better Retracts in their RTF planes, you will pay a ittle more for the E Flite planes, but your getting better Quality.


This Parkzone Corsair is Nice and you can add the optional E Flite retracts to it.

For Optional Retracts:
10-15 size 90-degree rotating main electric retracts (EFLG120)



Key Features

  • Robust landing gear strut and mounting bracket
  • Integrated electric motor with a micro PCB
  • Built-in over current protection
  • Aircraft Weight: 2.00 - 4.50 lb (0.90 - 2.00kg)
  • Scale appearance 90-degree retraction sweep and 90-degree rotation
  • Chrome-plated landing gear strut & bolt on axle
  • Strut & Axle Diameter .118 inch (3mm)
  • Recommended for use in the F4U-1A Corsair by ParkZone (PKZ6075 & PKZ6080)

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