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Old Aug 03, 2012, 04:30 PM
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That, the better worm gear, sounds like it might be waiting for. I wonder if there is any chance that the glue that secures the small worm gear stop nut is getting on the threads enough to jamb it up when it tries to retract. With mine, they will work a few times consecutively, and then if they sit for a while they jamb up. I can see the units torquing trying to break loose. I'm having more and more doubts about servoless retracts. All of my older models with Robart mechanical and servo were so reliable and easy to work on.
It's not the glue. It's two bronze nuts with flat surfaces getting squeezed together so tight that they push out any lubricant. Add a washer - the problem is completely gone. Also you need to check all other arms and screws (better glue these arms to shafts).
After I did all the fixes these stock retracts worked out pretty well for me. MIG has a really nice landing envelope (just reduce throttle to 20-30% and it lands itself instead of trying to glide forever and then stall like many planes do).
Or buy metal retracts from HK (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21160). But you'll need to replace the spring in the front gear - it collapses under 400g instead of 2kg and put the best BEC (at least 5A const) you can afford.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Was it a total loss? I've been flying mine up high, gear and flaps down, TV on, slow in a high alpha and still haven't been able to make it break into a violent stall.
Was a pure piloting error: didn't get used to it reflecting on the sun (red one almost blinds me at certain angles) and in the turn rolled it for like 100 degrees instead of 60 20m above the ground.
Complete loss. It hit the pond about 2m from the shore line (about 30cm of water). The front of the plane (up to the wings) just disappeared. I found eyes, legs and arms of the pilot floating Batteries were 30cm into the mud - found them by bubbles but with minor damage. Most servos gone but the rest of electronics is fine.
Broke my own rule that first few flights of the day are on a cheap fast 50mm jet to warm up.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 11:03 PM
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BH doesnt have the V3 in in the red star or green camo I believe. I think only their gray one has the improved worm gear, metal edfs and MG servos...and even then im not positive.
I know they are out there but dont know who has them. BH's Red star Mig is definitely not the V3.
Not true. i have them on my red star and on green camouflage
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 05:32 AM
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Hi Everyone...
What's the best way to remove the stock plastic landing gear out of this Mig-29? I have the HK/Lander metal gear coming and was wondering how everyone did there jets.. Mine seem to be glued in quite well...

Also has anyone (Brandon!! ) still have any pictures of the gear installed in the mains and nose If you would be able to post them that would be awesome.. Just looking at how/rough measurements and how the nose gear steering was done, etc.. pictures tell a thousand words!!

Many Thanks
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Not true. i have them on my red star and on green camouflage
Your red star came with MG servos, alloy edfs and the v2 worm gears? bah BH must have given me old stock....my red star is only a week old from them =(
That really bums me out.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Hi Everyone...
What's the best way to remove the stock plastic landing gear out of this Mig-29? I have the HK/Lander metal gear coming and was wondering how everyone did there jets.. Mine seem to be glued in quite well...

Also has anyone (Brandon!! ) still have any pictures of the gear installed in the mains and nose If you would be able to post them that would be awesome.. Just looking at how/rough measurements and how the nose gear steering was done, etc.. pictures tell a thousand words!!

Many Thanks
Steve
Here ya go steve
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Hi Everyone...
What's the best way to remove the stock plastic landing gear out of this Mig-29? I have the HK/Lander metal gear coming and was wondering how everyone did there jets.. Mine seem to be glued in quite well...

Also has anyone (Brandon!! ) still have any pictures of the gear installed in the mains and nose If you would be able to post them that would be awesome.. Just looking at how/rough measurements and how the nose gear steering was done, etc.. pictures tell a thousand words!!

Many Thanks
Steve
To remove the plastic retracts, just activate them open, then yank them right and left until they detach from the foam.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 06:50 PM
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To remove the plastic retracts, just activate them open, then yank them right and left until they detach from the foam.
And if they don't want to be yanked, use dental floss to cut through parts of the glue.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Thankyou very much Brandon, Tartago and hklagges for sharing... much appreciated..

Looking forward to getting this bird done... been sitting around for long enough!!
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 07:04 AM
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banana hobby has started selling all the parts for the mig on their website.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:01 AM
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so ive stripped out the left vector nozzle pitch servo and i dont know if it's a standard or reverse servo doe anyone know?
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Where are the kit versions of the MIG in red and blue available? Anyone know? It seems BH sells the ARF but I really just need the kit.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Where are the kit versions of the MIG in red and blue available? Anyone know? It seems BH sells the ARF but I really just need the kit.
BH had them before switching to their new site...they dont have them now?
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 09:49 PM
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BH had them before switching to their new site...they dont have them now?
the only red/blue they have is in an ARF version. i may have to go that route but would rather buy just the frame.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Does anyone know if the ARF's shipping today are the V2 with new fans and upgraded retracts?
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