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Old Sep 06, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the input on the landing gear. I wonder if the less expensive HET retracts are also good?

Another thing that I am wondering is if it is worth it, or even needed to do a bolt-on wing mod? It seems like Tim recommends epoxy, and he has designed the Panther to allow access to everything through the canopy.
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 10:20 PM
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I have a Panther and a Cougar, I converted both to servoless retracts for $7 per retract:

Main & Nose (I adapted or nose gear too)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=12883

If you want a nose gear specific with less work I use these on my P-38:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...teerable_.html

I bend my own struts to fit the model. If you spend more on E-flights your wasting your money.

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Old Sep 06, 2011, 10:44 PM
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The only other retracts I tried were the FlyFly ones. Useless in my opinion, but that was over a year ago so they may have improved.

When I converted my Panther there were few to choose from, HK did not offer any at the time.

I have some Eflites on a larger model, and they are perfect. But to each his own. we know the RClanders work on the Panther, but no doubt there are others...
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 07:03 AM
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man... read on the post...
the 7 dollar hk retracts ARE EXACTLY THE SAME RCLANDER E-RETACTS + THE STRUTS...
exactly the same..same make same specs same everything..
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Gents,

i read someone earlier saying they cant wait for a video of a panther with out music
well here is mine

this has retracts but the grass was longish and bumpy, plus it hand lauches so easy anyway.
has a lander 3575kv fan in it with turnigy 4s1p (20c) pack up front
DSCF3369 (4 min 8 sec)

enjoy it shifts

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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:07 PM
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i could have taken so many videos of mine with the new dps system
But the guys at the field are lame cameramen
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:09 PM
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btw check out dsr-a and dsr-b retracts from hobbyking.

The longer of the two are the ones for the panther and the shorter ones are for the cougar
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Retracts

I got a set for the hawker hunter off HK,
but they not a simple replacement, quite a bit of bodging to do to install them
the nose gear is the worst as the originals sit on metal posts and these are too long for the e-tracts

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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:37 PM
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those are not for the hawker. And as i said on a previous post... You need to spread the wooden blocks a bit to fit the e-tracts
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Pavcon,

I know they not for the Panther , thats why i mentioned i got a set of e-tracts from HK for the Hunter.
The point was i know about them and have a set for my hunter. they a lot of work for the hunter.


below is a post i sent to you previousely on the HK forum

Pavcon,

The dsr-A are for the hunter and the dsr-B for the panther as they have longer oleo's
The dsr-C are for the f-16 and have the angled axles


regards

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the dsr a is for the cougar .. thats what i discovered later ,)
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Retracts

Yep, but also same ones for Hawker Hunter


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Old Sep 07, 2011, 06:41 PM
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Ok Guys, I know this has been covered before but I am looking for a quick answer - I have a HET Fan that a friend gave me. Does the HET Fan do well on 4 cells with a 3200 KV

Same or Better than the Wemo Fan on same 3200

Thanks!
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:02 PM
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the het fan is better on higher kv..
the wemo is slightly and sometimes not noticeably better..
on high rpm Ifind the het better because it draws less amps.
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