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Old Dec 14, 2003, 12:17 PM
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Need Help Finding 1/7 scale P-40 Retracts

Who make a set of scale retrats in this size? I would like high quality very scale appearance
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 01:02 PM
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Have you looked on the Robart website? They have a good range, but not sure if there's anything that's specifically for the P-40
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 09:23 PM
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I checked there, the robostrut were pretty nice. unless I find something better, I think I am going with the Century Jet Products P-40 Retracts.
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 10:07 PM
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Honestly? I have never been impressed with the quality of the CJM retracts I have had. Not very scale looking, either. I would look further. Did you try Sierra Precision?
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 10:19 PM
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No but I will. Thanks. I am not 100% on the century ones either.
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 10:24 PM
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I found that while CJM is a nice company, nice people, with some nice kits, they way they make their oleos and the scissor links, with a pop rivet, is downright awful.
Other sources...there is a guy named Lenny Sarbin who makes retracts. You might also contact Yellow Aircraft, and see who makes them for their P-40.
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 10:30 PM
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How can I get in touch w/ Lenny? I sent a message to Seirra.
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 10:31 PM
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He somewhere out there on the web, try a google search.
Likes lines also makes retracts, but they may be too large.
Unitracts also makes them, but from the few that I have seen, the CJM ones seem nicer...
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 10:49 PM
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OK I got messages out to Lenny (shindinmachine.com) I was impressed by his retracts. he offered several finishes too! Thank you very much easy tiger.
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 11:03 PM
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I have a trop-flite 1/7 scale p-40, and have had it for about 20 years. No crashes 6 channel Futaba. I used Rhom-air for mine, and still no issues whenever I decide to fly my "pig". Used to have a Fox Eagle 60, now goes on a Fox 78. I have another Eagle 60, bought at the same time the kit was in 1973, still in the box, never run in 30 years. Anyway, that's what you need. Trust me.
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Old Dec 15, 2003, 10:06 AM
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You Wanting To Sell That? I Don't Know Anything About Slimers, Everything I Fly Is Electric! I was Wanting A 4 Stroke If I Went Nitro, Just For The Sound If Anything. Put I Am Probibly Going To Stay Electric. go With What You Know I Say!!
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Old Dec 15, 2003, 11:00 AM
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Go four stroke for that bird.
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