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Old Jul 27, 2013, 05:33 AM
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Retracts

Looking for a tricycle set of electric retracts for 5-8 lb B-25. Any suggestions?
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 09:07 PM
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While not remebering which way the gear retracted, I had resort to YouTube-
no recomendatons now. but check out he clip:

B 25 Mitchell .mov (42 min 17 sec)



Just finished watching the movie, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 11:29 PM
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I'm thinking .40 or .60 sized retracts. Any of the Robarts or Spring-Airs should work fine. Thats a pretty small B-25. Mine is the H9, at 80"ws it weighs 14lbs. I tried E-Flites and didnt have much luck with them (a trunion broke) and replaced them with air robarts built for this plane. Worked much better.
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Old Jul 28, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Panchito! That's funny because that's what I am building. Fortunate enough to ride in her years ago and love the movie. Hard to beat the sound!

I want to RAVE about the service I am receiving from Max at www.parkrcmodels.com. I contacted several vendors for my retract inquiry. They have answered EVERY email promptly (and trust me there have been several) even on a Sunday evening. I even received a personalized video of retract units they recommend.

Once I decide which tires I want, I will place my order. Honestly, I am so impressed by their service that I fully plan on using them for several orders! Check them out as they seem like awesome guys. Trust me, I have bugged them repeatedly and they have answered every question!
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Old Aug 01, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Love the landing on a grass strip too!
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