Originally Posted by Alexis_Ruiz
Herb: Can you post pictures of your retract installation?? what retract equipment are you using?? ... Thanks Milton
I am using Springairs 602's, with two steering servos and one more servo for the airvalve. I have an optional gyro installed on the nosegear steering.
I did a cast of the fuse bottom, made paper templates out of that, and then patiently cut out the ply formers on a scroll saw for a precise fit. These were later laminated with carbon tow. The fuse and intakes were reinforced in the right places with carbon as well.
The complete retract installation (retracts, wheels, linkages, servos etc) added 9.5 oz to the Rafale. RTF weight in the video is 102 oz (2.90 kg). Except for the takeoff, the rest of the flight is at half throttle (ca. 1100 Watts).