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Old Oct 06, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Question on Retracts

When storing and transporting planes with retracts, should the gear be up or down?
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Old Oct 06, 2015, 10:56 AM
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depends how much space you got in your car and or storagespace.
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Old Oct 06, 2015, 12:13 PM
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One up & one down, & alternate them at times,


Just kidding , it really doesn't matter if they are stored up or down.
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Old Oct 06, 2015, 12:36 PM
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Made me laugh, good one. I transport with gear down since I'll want them that way to take off.


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One up & one down, & alternate them at times,


Just kidding , it really doesn't matter if they are stored up or down.
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Old Oct 06, 2015, 12:37 PM
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One up & one down, & alternate them at times,


Just kidding , it really doesn't matter if they are stored up or down.
Just like flamingos right?
use 1 leg and rest the other, then swap after a while
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Old Oct 06, 2015, 01:07 PM
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It can depend on how you assemble your model as well.

If you assemble them on the ground, then U/C down helps.

If they are retracted, it can be a pain* to have to connect a flight battery just to lower them.

The pain* can also come from holding the model off the ground and operating the retract switch, which may be near to the throttle stick ....... plus who needs blood all over their model.
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Old Oct 06, 2015, 03:20 PM
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I store and transport mine retracted, so they are less likely to get damaged. It means the model has to sit on its belly after I've assembled it, until I'm ready to power it up. Worst is I have to remember to retract them before I remove the battery after the final flight of the day. Not a big deal though, in my opinion.

Oh, and my retract switch is on the opposite side to my throttle
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