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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:57 PM
Mikalle
Woodbridge NJ
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where to find retracts

Hi, I purchased my 1st plane that has retractable landing gear, a E flite hurricane 25E. It's sold by Horizon Hobby and the landing gear is 15 - 25 90-Degree Main Electric Retracts by E-flite (EFLG200). They want $90 plus shipping which I think is pricey. My question is do I bite the bullet and buy the landing gear from them or can I find another brand cheaper or find E flight landing gear cheaper elsewhere?


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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Hi, I purchased my 1st plane that has retractable landing gear, a E flite hurricane 25E. It's sold by Horizon Hobby and the landing gear is 15 - 25 90-Degree Main Electric Retracts by E-flite (EFLG200). They want $90 plus shipping which I think is pricey. My question is do I bite the bullet and buy the landing gear from them or can I find another brand cheaper or find E flight landing gear cheaper elsewhere?


Mike
A little research would have shown you that $90 is not pricy, it's the going rate. You won't find E-flite's any cheaper elsewhere, bite the bullet. If you really want cheatp, look at Hobby King! Remember, you get what you pay for!!
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 11:48 AM
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While I have no problem paying for quality I think $45 for a servo that retracts is ridiculous.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 08:38 PM
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I dont follow where you're coming from and I think from your statement you might not understand retracts. EFlites are servoless, they plug directly into the receiver. Mechanical retracts use a retract servo, and $45 isnt a bad price for a good metal gear retract servo. The two better ones on the market are JR 791 ($60) and the newer Spektrum proportional retract servo at around $45. Cooler is right, you dont want gear problems on your plane. It just causes damage. Spend the money.
Edwin
Had another thought, something to consider. Retracts are usually the 2nd highest price, or the highest price part on my planes. I learned my lesson years ago about using cheap retracts.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:20 AM
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All retracts are made in China so the word Eflite means nothing. Your paying for the name . The Eflite ones are no better then the ones HK sell
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:23 PM
Mikalle
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I can understand Eflite,s retracts being somewhat better than the ones you might get at Hobby King. But $45 versus $7.50, the retracts that Eflite,s sells are 600% better than hobby Kings! I'm buying a pair of retracts from Hobby King, will see what happens.
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 02:04 PM
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I presently use these on 3+ lb vintage balsa .25 sized pattern ships with no problems at all including the occasional hard landing.

The price includes shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DY-1023-Elec...item3cc526f24a


I actually bought these same units for 15 bucks a pair shipped last year, but cannot find that source anymore. Quite a bargain.

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Old Mar 08, 2013, 03:42 PM
Mikalle
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Spadcat,

check out these retracts on hobby King:


http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...stem_1pc_.html

They look very similar and I have ordered a pair for my plane.

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Old Mar 08, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Spadcat,

check out these retracts on hobby King:


http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...stem_1pc_.html

They look very similar and I have ordered a pair for my plane.

Mike
Yes they do and the price is good, even when you include shipping. I do have a nose gear version that is that size and a smaller lighter pair for smaller planes. The length is about 53mm while the larger size is about 64mm.

I have many flights and landing cycles with no problem. I think the E-Flights are way overpriced and probably made by the same manufacturer.

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