Originally Posted by Drahcir
Hey Rangerfan, are you talking about the kit version without the retracts or the one with the retracts? I've been looking at this plane for a while.
You'll get probably a 50/50 opinion split on the stock retracts from those that have tried them. IMHO, I think they are too flimsy for the weight of this plane. Once I put a better power system in, naturally a bigger battery is needed. The increased weight is just too much for these retracts (IMHO).
Herk1 and I (and probably some others) both put the eflites in and I personally think they're a much better option. Much more solid (strength) and the quality of the electronics are superior. It was fairly simple to do. Not much modification is needed.
From Nitroplanes, I think the kit is around $80 and the kit with retracts is around $150? The eflites are about $120. So, about $50 more to go with the eflites from the beginning.
Just my opinion. I'm sure others are using the stock retracts. Some without problems. Some with.