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Old Feb 04, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Anybody been using the retracts from hobbypartz?
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Hehe, yeah. The guys that end up switching to the E-Flites.

Seriously, if you love this plane, just spend the extra on retracts that are reliable. Current stat on mine: 114 crash-free flights with not one single gear failure. Plus the more important factor, Horizon has far superior customer service and parts support.

My $.02, your call.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 12:03 AM
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I got over 240 flights with eflite retracts. Not even one glitch! And i don't always land smooth. Lots of crosswinds lately
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 12:11 AM
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+1 for the E-Flite Retracts. Mine work flawlessly on both my P-47 and my Spitfire. Horizon warranty support and service is tops IMHO and IME.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 12:19 AM
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just to be a odd duck i have used these still use these well over 200 flight so many i lost count almost 25-30 good crashes replaced air frame once still using them
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=11301

bad news is you get what you pay for. got 3 sets to get one set to work. math is the same. also the wheel covers don't fit with out lots of hot glue.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 07:38 AM
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I ordered some of these. They were always back ordered so I canceled and went with E-flite.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Yeah, just go with the e-flites, they're more reliable, and they have a warranty. Plus they're the setup determined to work with this plane, so if you get locked out and crash with hobbyking retracts, because of a brownout, Horizon won't replace your plane. If you brownout with the stock setup they most likely will.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 09:23 AM
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everyone i fly with uses the e-flite too.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 05:28 PM
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+1 for Eflites, working great!
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 05:59 PM
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+ another for the Eflites from me, use them on my Spitty and P-47, soon my Hanger 9 Corsair 50 ... spend too much money and time on the planes to trust the HK / HP stuff. I do have a set of Hobby King retracts for a hacker mod of my OLD Parkzone Mk IIb Spitfire, but that's as far as I trust them.

Eflites, on the other hand, are very reliable. Never a failure yet after MANY MANY flights on both my planes.

My 2 cents ... happy Superbowl Sunday all ...

Marlin
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Hi Guys, can anyone point me in the direction or offer advice on how to reinforce the horizontal stab.
I want to make it way more rigid, is glassing an option? I have never done that before and would like to give it a try.

Many thanks in advance

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Old Feb 05, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Eflites +1 on that got them on my p-47,60 flights and no problems-good flying mates
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Cool thanks for the updates. I just ordered a set of e-flights look foward getting it. Thanks Again.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Hi Guys, can anyone point me in the direction or offer advice on how to reinforce the horizontal stab.
I want to make it way more rigid, is glassing an option? I have never done that before and would like to give it a try.

Many thanks in advance

Ands
yes glassing is fun and easy. well it can be. find a video on youtube give it a shot
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 02:54 PM
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i kind of always thought two pushrods would help a great deal as far as the elevator goes. one on each side. other than that glassing sounds like a good choice.
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