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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:02 PM
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I wanna kick Robart in the NUTZ- not anymore!

Anticipation is killing me. They have been pushing back the dates of my P-47's giant electric retracts for 4+ months... frustration is growing.

Will they ever make it to market? Is this just a ghost product, never intended to reach the public?

disgruntled, discouraged, disappointed.... I need some stick time.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:14 PM
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hand launch and belly land it? i am sure we could get a couple guys together and give it a good heave
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Put a peg in the wing and we'll DLG it, but you are on your own with the hand catch!!!
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Anticipation is killing me. They have been pushing back the dates of my P-47's giant electric retracts for 4+ months... frustration is growing.

Will they ever make it to market? Is this just a ghost product, never intended to reach the public?

disgruntled, discouraged, disappointed.... I need some stick time.

Have you called them?
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Yea, same story every time for the last two months, "we expect to be shipping those in the next 1-2 weeks" always 1-2 weeks out...

I love the clever posts above though, Perhaps we can hand launch it from the back of your golf-cart?



...I am just venting, I am sure there are tons of hurdles bringing them to market... I am just antsy!
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 02:19 PM
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I feel for ya Brad. I wanna see that sucker fly as much as you do! Are there any other options for retracts?
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Not for decent electrics; pneumatic options are out there for about $70 less through Robart or for $150 more through Sierra. I considered the ESM's but not convinced they are good for this large a ship (most their stuff comes in at least 10lbs less).
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and from what i have researched ESM air's are iffy at best.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:43 AM
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check out hobbykings new giant scale electric retracts! you can get a VERY NICE set of all alloy retracts, struts, & wheels, for pretty much "pennies" compared to other "name brand" sets. ive got a set of the small rclanders from them, with struts & wheels. and they are very solid. nicest retracts ive ever had, BY FAR!!!!!!! and i only paid about $45 for them!
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Planes look so much better if you just yank off the landing gear and hand toss.

Landings? That's why god gave us grass.



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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Dargh- those little bastids did it again... now pushed back to late March- I have no expectation they will deliver.

Screw these guys
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:04 AM
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check out hobbykings new giant scale electric retracts! you can get a VERY NICE set of all alloy retracts, struts, & wheels, for pretty much "pennies" compared to other "name brand" sets. ive got a set of the small rclanders from them, with struts & wheels. and they are very solid. nicest retracts ive ever had, BY FAR!!!!!!! and i only paid about $45 for them!
Which ones are you referring to? gotta link? I have such a hard time sorting through retracts on HK- so many options and so much c-rap to sort through...

If you know how to sort their stuff, could you help me find electric retracts for a 70mm F-86? I need the nose to rotate so that it can clear the steering device.

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Planes look so much better if you just yank off the landing gear and hand toss.

Landings? That's why god gave us grass.



LOL, Ill give you a shot at tossing this- but ya might get a hernia
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:52 AM
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LOL, Ill give you a shot at tossing this- but ya might get a hernia


YIPES!

Nevermind.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:57 AM
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approx. 28 lbs wet
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:56 PM
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FINALLY- Retracts are available

Thanks Cliff!!
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