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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:41 PM
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E-flite 10-15 rotating retracts trunnion fix?

So, apparently many people are having this problem...

I've gone through three sets of E-flite 10-15 rotating retracts (EFLG120) for my PZ F4U-1A Corsair now, all because of the plastic trunnions breaking on each landing. The longest I've gone without at least one of them snapping off is three flights.

The worst part, of course, is that they've got you by the balls - there aren't any other available retracts (as far as I know) for the PZ Corsair, so if even one of the plastic trunnions break, you're going to have to cough up another hundred bucks to continue scale flying.

My question is has anyone come up with some trick to fix them, or found any alternative products to use as Corsair retracts? After three months now they still haven't bothered to acknowledge the fatal design flaw, so I figured somebody ought to be proactive and start a thread on how to prevent, fix, or replace them with something better.

TL;DR: Solutions to the trunnions breaking on PZ Corsair retracts.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Mahomet, Illinois
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E-flite Retracts for ParkZone Corsair

Here's some information for you:

Several customers have reported the trunnion breaking on their 10 - 15 90 Degree Rotating Electric Retracts (EFLG120). This issue is unacceptable to us and does not meet our overall quality standards. We apologize to any of our customers who experienced issues and we will certainly offer replacement parts to those affected.

We have inspected and analyzed several returned trunnions to identify the cause. We have now attributed the issues to inconsistencies in the molding process. Please be assured we have addressed this situation with our supplier through changes in our manufacturing process and we are confident any future shipments will meet the high quality standards you have seen in the past on E-flite retracts.

We anticipate these parts will be in stock by the early part of January. If you have experienced this issue or have concerns please contact our Product Support department at 877-504-0233.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 11:07 PM
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Australia, QLD, Cleveland
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G'day Dave,
I have had the same problem as Tyronebiggums having broken two trunnions after three flights with soft landings. I am in Australia so how can I get access to the new trunnions?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:48 AM
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Just bought mine in Febuary and same thing on second landing. Hopefully its old stock and we that have already bought these can buy new trunnions with this problem fixed.
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