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Old Sep 11, 2008, 10:14 PM
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1/12 scale P-51D retracts and flaps mechanism

Sorry about the audio...
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 10:16 AM
Balsa for me, thanks.
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Too cool! I really want to build a plane with retracts someday. Probably the first EDF bird I do will have retracts.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for your comments!

This is my first airplane with retracts. A little bit tricky, but also a great feature in scale airplanes.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 01:57 PM
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Great Video. I have couple or questions:
What kit is this?
Are the retract your design or part of the kit?
If it is your design, where did you get the parts - retracts?

Great job!!
-RJ
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for your comments.

It is a 1/12th scale P-51D from Mountain Models. It is retracts-ready, designed for GWS blue retracts. The retractable tail wheel is a simple modification on the fixed tail wheel. It uses balsa for support, 1/8" carbon rod for the axis, aluminum tubes to support the carbon axis and a servo arm to hold the wheel and connect the pushrod.

More info here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=2060070
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