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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Awfully hard to beat Spring Air for function and reliability...
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Awfully hard to beat Spring Air for function and reliability...
It dawned on me I had them in a box tucked away...Glad I dug them out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcfg9dVk5Vc
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 08:44 PM
deltas are cool
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spring airs are great ...but not sure they are going to like 40 lbs .it's worth a try .
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Yeah this was a test to see how much air pressure it will take to lift these struts..I will invest in a beefy set of air retracts. looking at the prices a good set of air retracts are half the price I paid for these heavy duty electrics.

Electrics are being returned and I can buy a set of pneumatics and still put a couple hundred bucks back in my pocket. Sweeet!!!

Pneumatics it shall be.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:12 PM
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i know David had issues with his retracts ,he paid big money for and he had to have the guy put bigger motors in them ...i think his were custom made or a custom refit from air to elec.but he had some serious strutswheels ties,brakes on his.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Have you looked at the Lado's?

http://www.lado-tech.net/en/4-rs999
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Have you looked at the Lado's?

http://www.lado-tech.net/en/4-rs999
They are rated for up to 30lbs Falcon is pushing over 40 I believe....They might handle it. I dont know I have always like spring airs myself. With those you can almost garauntee that your gear will at least come down.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 10:27 PM
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If you wanna spend the money, talk to Larry at Southeast model. He makes some really nice stuff and has.some big electrics up his sleeve, from what I hear.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 10:38 PM
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They are rated for up to 30lbs Falcon is pushing over 40 I believe....They might handle it. I dont know I have always like spring airs myself. With those you can almost garauntee that your gear will at least come down.
30kg is 66lbs and some change.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 10:48 PM
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All good info... I think in the end and in my case a good set of air retracts are going to be the way to go.

I got hooked on electric retratcs for my smaller jets and tryed to apply them in this big one but I think for these heavy birds, a good set of air retracts is going to do it.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Here you go!


http://www.robart.com/products/90-de...straight-strut

http://www.robart.com/store/retracts...ears/pneumatic
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:21 AM
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2 1/2" thick... My wing is only about 1 1/2" thick at the gear mount.

I have a few in mind I think will work OK
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:31 AM
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My bad, I had not checked dimensions.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:35 AM
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No worries mate...thanks for looking.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:19 AM
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30kg is 66lbs and some change.
And that right there is how the Mars Climate Orbiter mission was lost. Maybe one day the US will catch up with the rest of the world and go metric
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