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Old 02-03-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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I just purchased this kit and was wondering if anyone else has it. I will be starting assembly soon and will be adding a retractable tailwheel, and upgrading the power system to accommodate a 16" 4 bladed scale size prop.
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I have 2. Crashed the first one and bought another. I have the old FMS Hellcat retract that I will be installing, but haven't got around to it yet. It's next on the build board.

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I have 2. Crashed the first one and bought another. I have the old FMS Hellcat retract that I will be installing, but haven't got around to it yet. It's next on the build board.
I was going to use that one too, but it's no longer available since the Hellcat has been discontinued. I'll now be using the Robart #122...
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Yeah, after this came out and one guy did the mod, the rest of us made a mad dash to get what stock was left. They sold out quickly!

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Wow, this site is dead....crickets....
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Yeah, it's unfortunate. The majority of the chatter is on RCGroups, and then next is HobbySquawk (MotionRC's forum). It's a pain sometimes to post in threads on all 3.

Still haven't built my second one with the retractable tail wheel mod. I need to get on that soon.

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Yeah, it's unfortunate. The majority of the chatter is on RCGroups, and then next is HobbySquawk (MotionRC's forum). It's a pain sometimes to post in threads on all 3.

Still haven't built my second one with the retractable tail wheel mod. I need to get on that soon.
When you do, save yourself a lot of headaches and go with the retract for the FlightlineRC Bf-109...the Robart #122 turned out to be too much of a PITA to install...the 109 retract was a piece of cake!
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I'm going to install the FMS Hellcat retract as I already have it. Not hard to install (I did a test run on my crashed fuse). I did use the FMS Bf-109 tail wheel in my 1875mm B-17 though, and it works great.

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I'm going to install the FMS Hellcat retract as I already have it. Not hard to install (I did a test run on my crashed fuse). I did use the FMS Bf-109 tail wheel in my 1875mm B-17 though, and it works great.
The Hellcat retract is even better for the Bearcat as it looks more like the real tail wheel compared to the 109 one, but the 109 retract works well too...
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Yep, that's why I snatched one up when I had the opportunity.

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That 109 tailwheel must be pretty weighty with both a standard servo and a retract unit, plus the tailwheel itself. And the F8F is known to be a bit tail heavy without using a big LIPO or adding nose weight.
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It's actually pretty light. Both items are small and the plastic frame is light as well.

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That 109 tailwheel must be pretty weighty with both a standard servo and a retract unit, plus the tailwheel itself. And the F8F is known to be a bit tail heavy without using a big LIPO or adding nose weight.
I'm not too worried about balancing...I'm running a larger battery pack (a 4000 mAh), a larger motor, and a much larger (and heavier) prop...I heck I might even have to add tail weight...
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