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Old Nov 06, 2010, 04:07 PM
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I hope I can buy new trunnions for my eflite retracts....
The .60 size retracts are aluminum. That'd be nice. Not sure if the .40 size retracts are aluminum or plastic.

Got a link for your retracts?
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 04:10 PM
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I will order some from HobbyKing. which shipping did u select? How long did it take?

International (Registered) Air Mail 101-200g $5.99
EMS Express to USA (MAX 1kg) $25.95
EMS Express to USA (under 500g) $18.95
International Air Mail ($79 limit) 100 - 300g $6.69
UPS Express 3 Day (USA) 1kg $32.79
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 05:50 PM
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I ordered these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14838 They're $7.99 now but they're on back order. I'll order a few mor pairs when they're back in stock. I ordered using the International Registered Air Mail but here's the rub: I ordered 10/23 and they arrived on Thursday but I had to pick them up today from the PO. For some reason I had to sign for them. Not Hobby King's fault though as they packed and shipped them on 10/25. They sat in Hong Kong customs for a long time. Left Hong Kong on the weekend. Used to take only 7-10 days to the East coast.

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Old Nov 06, 2010, 06:05 PM
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I ordered these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14838 They're $7.99 now but they're on back order. I'll order a few mor pairs when they're back in stock. I ordered using the International Registered Air Mail but here's the rub: I ordered 10/23 and they arrived on Thursday but I had to pick them up today from the PO. For some reason I had to sign for them. Not Hobby King's fault though as they packed and shipped them on 10/25. They sat in Hong Kong customs for a long time. Left Hong Kong on the weekend. Used to take only 7-10 days to the East coast.

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Mike,

These look great. But I noticed in the description, it says it rotates 90 degrees when retracted. So do these actually rotate... for use in a Corsair or Hellcat application?

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Old Nov 06, 2010, 06:07 PM
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These are not the ones that rotate. Others do on the site. It's just a bad translation on these.

Not suitable for a plane heavier than 4.7kg, That is pretty stout
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 06:21 PM
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Like Mike said, they don't rotate. They seem pretty stout but I'm not sure that they'll do all that well over time supporting 4.7kg/10.34 lbs unless you have a paved runway.

I have here charged and ready to go for tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

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Old Nov 06, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Your order details are:
2x #HKD-514/14838 Digital Servoless Retractable system (1pc) 54g variations = $15.98

I just bought two.

The parts for my e-flite are not available. I will send them in and see what they say.
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Congrats on the maidens gentlemen.....I must say I think a pair of those HK retracts is the order of the day for me too. They are pretty much identical in size to the original and will take my suspension legs too.

Thanks for the link chaps.

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Old Nov 07, 2010, 12:46 PM
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It'd fit one way or another. It could certainly use the weight.
Added advantage is your can swing a larger 3-blade prop...
Thanks for the reply Mike, sounds good, thats what I was thinking. I notice you say you are using four stroke too, what engine are you using?

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Old Nov 07, 2010, 12:49 PM
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I have a Saito 82 and a lot of weight up front. 6-7 ounces or so
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 01:36 AM
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Spitfire Spit Flaps

The aren't perfected yet as noted in the video but they do work well enough to prove the concept is possible anyway. I'm not happy they close tightly enough and the hinges are too stiff I think or may not be lined up properly causing the servos to stall or bind.

Anyway they look pretty good to me so far and hopefully they'll be worth the effort during the landing phase.


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Old Nov 08, 2010, 04:04 AM
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Way cool, CptEasy. Good job. I look forward to hearing how it performs in-flight. It looks like maybe the left wing flap has less throw when fully deployed than the right one... it's probably just a trick of the light in your video, but make sure they match or you're going to be manually countering a roll.

Good luck!
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Way cool, CptEasy. Good job. I look forward to hearing how it performs in-flight. It looks like maybe the left wing flap has less throw when fully deployed than the right one... it's probably just a trick of the light in your video, but make sure they match or you're going to be manually countering a roll.

Good luck!
Thanks WoC....I'll be double checking all the throws, etc. before she flies. There's still a few details yet to be worked out. Final decision on how may degrees for the two positons will be determined closer to the end of the build.

I'm trying to install the undercarriage now and having a little trouble getting them set up...what type servo(s) are you using for your gear?

Thanks
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 10:02 AM
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I just used a single standard servo (Hitec 645) to control both retracts.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 05:59 PM
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Luvvin the flaps Capt, awesome job! Well done!
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