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Old Jan 12, 2010, 10:18 PM
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I heard they have some issues, but mine seem to be working fine. One thing I did notice is there is only one bolt to tighten up the strut in the retract. My robarts had two, and I never had any problems with the robarts rotating on landings. I have to take a pair of vice grips and clamp it down to get the bolt tight enough so they don't rotate in the retracts. I think they will be good, I hopefully will have it on its legs tomorrow. I screwed the wheel liners in just in case I want to switch out the retracts at a later time. The wheels are really nice, probably cost $40 for the 3 wheels if you bought them without the package. I will put the doors on last so I can get them lined up nice, I dry fit them and they lay perfect when the gear is retracted. Here are a couple of more pix, I will get some tomorrow after I get it up on its wheels.
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