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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:22 PM
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Gear retracts on GWS Spitfire

Hi Ive just ordered a GWS Spit with retracts is there any good method for fitting these to it as ive noticed it has a single wire undercarridge rather than a wire for each wheel?
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:24 PM
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Hi pipsta if you do a search in the parkflyers forum there are plenty of threads that show how to do the retract install

welcome to the E-Zone

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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:29 PM
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hi phil read your thread on the build of your spit. Well done for learning on the spit. I learnt to fly with the zero, since then ive gone backwards and used the TM and the beaver. I love the beaver its so fast for what it is and has loads of power. I dont know how im gonna cope with the spit as it has been a while since ive flown a low wing aileron plane.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:42 PM
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to be honest i found the spit easier to fly than the beaver(which i learned on) as the right stick actually mirrors a real plane
and the movement is more predictable, as for the spit, keep it light and the control throws quite low (12mm total for
ailerons and 10mm total for elevator) and Most important the CofG!!!(60mm) get these things right and she will treat you right
i know you will like the spit as she is a great flyer when trimmed out

Last but not least Check you TX is operating correctly!!!(and hope it doesn't fail)

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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:49 PM
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Im sorry to hear about your breaking TX what a language edited by moderator. When i had my zero i was using like a 5oz battery which was way to heavy for the plane, but at the time i new no different. I was use d to flying it with this which to say was quite sluggish. I mean full throttle all the way and to get any height i could only go up at about 1 degree otherwise she would loose all speed. Even like this the zero was nice to fly. Not as easy to the beaver though, saying that i only really flew it properly after about 15 crashes and by then the plane was so out of balance it was a fight with gravity all the time. I hope the spit comes to me easy. I dont want a repeat of the zero learning curve.


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Old Oct 13, 2003, 12:13 PM
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Can anyone enlighten me on the thread about installing gear retracts
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 01:59 PM
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Can anyone enlighten me on the thread about installing gear retracts
try this thread here

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