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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bpink43 View Post
You guys are right! It does have the two piece wings with the wing tube. So it is a LA-2, I am looking forward to going through this plane and getting it ready for a good first flight. I was thinking of replacing the Supra retracts with some spring air retracts. Anyway, looking forward to it.
Do yourself a huge favor - DON'T DO IT!!!!! The mechanical retracts are bulletproof and way too easy to use. As Dave Brown used to say about his Southern Pro mechanical retracts - "If the radio works, the retracts work. If the radio doesn't work, it doesn't matter." Besides, they look cool retracting slowly and gracefully into the wing instead of snapping up super quickly IMHO.

One suggestion - replace the snap on ball links with a couple of these Sullivan 2-56 Quick Release Ball Links ( ). They make hooking and unhooking the retract linkage a snap.
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