Originally Posted by bdelapen
Well if you have seen the 60-120 size retracts in person then you will know why they are not useing them, they are BIG and Heavy. I have them in a 120 size BAE Hawk and they are monsters no way they are fitting in the habu! I have not seen the 25-46 size in person but they sound like a good fit.
Keep in mind that the Habu comes with a set of struts that they want you to use for the retracts. The only difference in the weight rating on their retracts is the diameter of the strut wire. So if the 15-25 are rated at 7lbs max but they are giving you a larger strut wire that lets say they rate up to 8-9lbs then that is their solution. I have beat the crap out of a set of 15-25 size retracts in an A-10 that i had and they held up fairly well. I did crack the case on one of them but man it was a brutal landing on a really rough dirt runway, cant really blame the retracts.
The wood rail sounds like a prduction issue, might be a good idea to fill in any glue gaps with some hysol or 30 min epoxy to strengthen them up a bit. If the gap is really small warm up some 30 min epoxy with a heat gun and drizzle it down into the gap so it gets in there really good, I bet that would solve the problem.