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Old May 30, 2012, 05:36 AM
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That will be fun to see, thanks.
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Old May 30, 2012, 06:01 AM
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I got my button retracts in last week.
Now I have a working version, it looks like it is too small for standard UM models! LOL
Are you going to develop a new nano class of rc - the 'table-top flyer' ?
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Old May 30, 2012, 09:26 AM
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is it possable to print out a 12 blade verson like the one you (nitrocharged) made a year or two ago
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Old May 30, 2012, 04:59 PM
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I'm sure it would chester. The blades would have to be thicker for the printing process but they would still function well.

My next order will include the 26 blade unit I have designed. If that works anything less will too. ChrisT has reported his micro 3 blade rotors work extremely well.
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Old May 30, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Wow 26 blades what size EDF is that going in and what airframe?
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Chester - that'll be announced in due time....

Meanwhile, I need a cam with macro because I don't have anything here that could focus close enough to the retract to show it in operation without badly blurring. This thing literally is the size of a small button.
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 05:31 PM
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See if your camera has a macro setting. If so, you may just be able to get by.

Ksqm

***My apologies for the above comment. Need to engage brain, before fingers.***
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 03:33 AM
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I musta missed the comment...?

Turns out my HD cam wing cam that I often use has defocused. I took some, what I thought was 'super cool video' out at the field this morning only to find it was all blurry when I viewed it back at home. I'll try to shoot some more video of the retract tomorrow.
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 06:28 PM
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This technology is so science fiction that I just can`t get over it. I`ve got to have a couple of sets just to show people even if I never put them in a model.

But I want to build a UM EDF, maybe even a sport jet UM, and it`s got to have retracts.
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 10:29 PM
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I hear ya! The Micro Mustang will be the first guinea pig that's going to get some.

Only just got back from flying so haven't had a chance to do anything in the way of video as yet.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I finally sat down and took video of the first printed set of retracts. Best make a coffee and get comfortable, I ramble on for 10 minutes.
Shapeways 3D printed Micro Retract Demo (11 min 47 sec)

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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Nitro---LOOKS GREAT!!!...I need three sets---One 3 gear set for my GP F-86, another 3 gear set for my NitroCharged Hawk, and a 2 gear set for my micro Mustang...

Maybe you need to consider something before changing the length of the part that sets the degree angle of the retracts...Although the ones you show don't go to 90* they appear to be PERFECT 85* retracts for planes with dihedral like the P-51...Make up some sets that are 90* but also some 85* sets for planes with some dihedral...Finally, can you lengthen that part to of the retract to make up a 100* nose gear retract for planes that have a forward raked nose gear like the F-86???

Keep up the great work!!!

Kevin
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Yep awesome work! I was thinking the same thing about the angle of the strut. Another example is the FW-190, they would work great on it as is.

Now we just need rotating units for the F4U, lol.

Let us know when the revised units are available.

Lee

The future has arrived! Too cool.

BTW, I didn`t even blink once thru the whole 10 min video. I just kept getting closer and closer to the screen.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Nitro,
great Job! As kevin said, your 85 degree retracts are actually perfect for any plane with a slight amount of dihedral. The metal pins for the micro GWS look very solid...I like . And your button retract looks great and is so small you really can't even see the mechanics in your video....Amazing Stuff!
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Been keeping an eye on ya! Let me know once you put'em up for sale, so I can pull the trigger. I think I may have the perfect 22mm sized jet for them.

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