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Old Oct 13, 2014, 10:30 AM
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retracts on foamie parkflier?


Anyone fitted retracts on a parkfly fighter? I've upgraded my second built RCPowers F35 to a 600 watt motor and it is awsome. The extra weight seems to make it fly as if on rails and with virtually unlimited vertical power. I thought I might try to fit some small retracts, as an experiment and thought perhaps someone had some advice to offer?

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Old Oct 13, 2014, 10:57 AM
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I have several Foamies with electric retracts, If you have the space and it can handle the extra weight I say go for it.
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Old Oct 14, 2014, 05:22 PM
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What retracts do you use and how do you reinforce the area around them?

I use the Aussie equivalent of DTF which is quite soft when crushed so I have always been concerned about adding fixed U/C let alone retracts.

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Ive found the simplest way to reinfoce foam, but keep it lite is posterboard. If you have some good quality paper, like printer paper, spray glue it together and layer it up you can get something that has a crazy amount of rigidity, but is still lite. This is the more bugeted end of things.

If you look around various stores, crafting, home supply, etc, you may find some nice thin sheets of wood.

Plastic is another option, but probably the most expensive.

Ive also found that useing raw circuit boards (copper removed) works realy well. Since they are basically fiberglass, they have some good strength and rigidity. Ive used this stuff to make control horns too. Some of the best Ive had.
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