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Old Dec 09, 2009, 02:58 AM
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Yeah, my retracts wouldn't lock in the up position either, but they're not defective, they just need to be tweaked. In my case, the metal control rod from the servo to the retract was bent in the wrong spot. There has to be a bend in it to clear the bottom of the retract, and the bend needs to be maybe a quarter inch from the retract connection point, but on mine it was bent maybe 1.5" away, so the wire was preventing it from reaching a locked position.

Just unscrew the four screws, pull the wheel well tray and retract out, and fuss with it until you get an unobstructed motion.

So yeah, "preinstalled retract" is misleading... they just dry-fitted it for you but you still have to do the same amount of work to get it moving right.

For the price and quality of the bird, I'm not complaining.
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