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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Sundancer,

It sounds like they "changed".

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=2879

So I'm still trying to find out if anyone who has recently purchased a FF from BH got PZ-V2 retracts.

These are the PZ-V2s
http://pz-servos.en.made-in-china.co...PZ-15096-.html
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I was told that the aluminum retracts were too expensive to make as stock retracts so they decided to make them as a spare upgrade part you can purchase separately if you wish. I've sampled both the PZ-V2's and the new plastic FMS retracts and both are incredibly sturdy, stout and dependable, so I personally don't see the need to upgrade to the aluminums unless out of curiosity.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Sundancer,

It sounds like they "changed".

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=2879

So I'm still trying to find out if anyone who has recently purchased a FF from BH got PZ-V2 retracts.

These are the PZ-V2s
http://pz-servos.en.made-in-china.co...PZ-15096-.html
It depends on who you buy from. Both Raymond and Phillip (PW-RC) have always added their own tweaks to enhance sells. Raymond may be installing the PZ-V2's in his 1700mm P-51s as a nice touch. BUT, I would be surprised if BH would go to such lengths.

I received that FMS quote just yesterday, so that's coming direct from them, I was only quoting what they said.

Gary
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:47 PM
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I got the PZ-V2 retracts from Raymond at RC Castle and the part that is metal is the trunion. The rest of it is plastic. I have yet to install them. They look quite sturdy. The main reason that I got them was due to the reports of the earlier stock ones burning up. So if the latest factory ones are not burning up then it may not be necessary to get the PZ-V2s.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Are the retracts plugged into CH5B or CH5C on the multiconnector?

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Make double sure you get the latest V3 version with the latest retracts.
After 8.5 months I have a FF and I didn't have to undertake a 570 mile Long March to Brisbane to get it! I think its V3; about a 21.5" aluminium main connecting spar with dihedral built in, 5060 KV300 motor, no ribbon cable and retract mounting screws extend about a third of the screw head diameter outside each side the cover.
Hope to assemble this weekend. At least the delay has enabled me to learn a lot about this plane from this great thread.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Are the retracts plugged into CH5B or CH5C on the multiconnector?

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5B...... the doors are 5C
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Kaptnkurt,

Did you order your Red tail form Banana Hobby? Did it come with PZ-V2 retracts?

Thanks!

Does anyone know it the Ferocious Franky from BH has the PK-V2 retracts?
Ill check when I get home, I got it from Raymond
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:09 AM
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thinking of pulling the trigger in this one , can you guys tell me if it can fly stock ?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:35 AM
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5B...... the doors are 5C
Thanks Brandon! I knew that I could count on you. Much appreciated. Saves me the trial and error! What is the best replacement for the tape covering the wiring? I am almost there!

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thinking of pulling the trigger in this one , can you guys tell me if it can fly stock ?
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Not only that it can, but beautifully I might add.
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Thanks Brande colored elwctrical on! I knew that I could count on you. Much appreciated. Saves me the trial and error! What is the best replacement for the tape covering the wiring? I am almost there!

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I use the colored electrical from wally world....then paint over it.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:52 AM
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Ditto on the electrical tape. Works perfect.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Yup electric tape.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:03 AM
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Great. I have some black electrical tape. Do you need to scuff the surface of the electrical tape to get the paint to stick? I also have some Blenderm that used to help support the flap and rudder hinges.

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