New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Aug 26, 2015, 04:35 PM
danpos is offline
Find More Posts by danpos
Registered User
danpos's Avatar
Canada, NB, Fredericton
Joined Dec 2011
758 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scamp73 View Post
Has anyone found non E-Flite retracts that work good and fit this bird?
CORRECTION>
USE THESE INSTEAD
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14838


I'm using these in mine with the stock wheels and legs .
danpos is offline Find More Posts by danpos
Last edited by danpos; Aug 27, 2015 at 08:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 26, 2015, 07:22 PM
Scamp73 is offline
Find More Posts by Scamp73
Registered User
United States, NC, Autryville
Joined Jan 2012
654 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by danpos View Post
I'm using these in mine with the stock wheels and legs .
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ount_2pc_.html


Did they require any mod or pretty much screw in?
Scamp73 is offline Find More Posts by Scamp73
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2015, 08:17 AM
danpos is offline
Find More Posts by danpos
Registered User
danpos's Avatar
Canada, NB, Fredericton
Joined Dec 2011
758 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scamp73 View Post
Did they require any mod or pretty much screw in?
If I remember right they dropped right in. Or required a very small amount of trimming to fit.
I used them with oleo struts too.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14838

Here is an old video that my daughter took while I was flying the P-51B with the retracts and oleo struts. This is before I installed a nitro engine in the Mustang.

Eflite P-51B close call. (3 min 10 sec)


At the beginning of the flight I lost radio contact for a couple seconds. I thought it was gone.
If you look close you can see it tumbling to the ground for a couple seconds. It was fast recovery. Lucky I didn't lose to much speed when that happened.
danpos is offline Find More Posts by danpos
Last edited by danpos; Aug 27, 2015 at 09:21 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2015, 09:10 AM
danpos is offline
Find More Posts by danpos
Registered User
danpos's Avatar
Canada, NB, Fredericton
Joined Dec 2011
758 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scamp73 View Post
Did they require any mod or pretty much screw in?
Just to be clear on what I found was the best combination of retracts and oleos for this plane.

Retracts- (you need to buy two).
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14838
(they will work with the stock struts even though the stock struts are only 4mm)

Oleo struts.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Class_2pc.html

I also suggest you change the pin in the retracts to music wire.
danpos is offline Find More Posts by danpos
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion E-Flight Platinum series P-51b nitro_star Scale Kit/Scratch Built 2 Aug 27, 2010 04:09 PM
Question E-flite p-51b RCDestroyer Electric Plane Talk 4 Aug 26, 2010 12:10 PM
Sold ESM P-51B Mustang - "Frank Tiano Series" mustang1971 Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 8 Jun 06, 2010 02:32 PM
For Sale Nib E-flite platinum series AT-6 Texan w/ optional accsry's lavochkin Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 8 Mar 31, 2009 06:51 PM
For Sale NEW - Top Flite P-51B Mustang #RARE# JimJams Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 5 Apr 13, 2006 05:17 AM