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Old Oct 16, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Air Retracts for RC Lander Panther

I purchased these air retracts from HC for $61 bucks and they have almost no slop in them and they work great. I replaced the crappy mechanical retracts for the sir and they work flawlessly.
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 07:47 PM
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HC Air retracts

Is HC a manufacturer?
Do you have a link?
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Velyter, when you say HC retacts do you mean Hobby-City Hong Kong?
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Hc stands for Hobby City serch it on google..

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Old Oct 16, 2008, 08:16 PM
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Looks good.
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 10:57 PM
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Velyter, when you say HC retacts do you mean Hobby-City Hong Kong?

Yes Hobby City.
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 03:01 AM
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Man I love the way those Panthers look. I was going to pick on up but decided on getting a composit one instead. How does RC Landers version fly? Also, any way to make those retracts slow down and are they spring down? Thanks.

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 09:33 AM
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Man I love the way those Panthers look. I was going to pick on up but decided on getting a composit one instead. How does RC Landers version fly? Also, any way to make those retracts slow down and are they spring down? Thanks.

Jim
The panther flys great. It is very fast and stable at slow speeds. It can be hand tossed or take off from the ground. It looks great in the air. The retracts are spring down and I think you can slow them down with air flow restricters.
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 09:35 AM
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The panther flys great. It is very fast and stable at slow speeds. It can be hand tossed or take off from the ground. It looks great in the air. The retracts are spring down and I think you can slow them down with air flow restricters.
What I reall like about this foammy is it is very rugged. Unlike other foam jets this one is made of thick foam and doesn't dent as easily as the other foam models it is very thick foam.

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Man I love the way those Panthers look. I was going to pick on up but decided on getting a composit one instead. How does RC Landers version fly? Also, any way to make those retracts slow down and are they spring down? Thanks.

Jim
To slow the retracts down, you can put appropriate size wheel collars on the air lines and tighten the set screw till you get the restriction you like, or Robart makes a retract actuator valve with adjustable air flow, I use a these mostly, work great, so does the wheel collar thing.

And yes, they are spring down.

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 05:04 PM
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I cycled the retracts last night many times and then I let them sit 24 hours and I tested them again and they had plenty of air to cycle 4 more times.

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