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Posted by Edge767 | Jul 02, 2012 @ 11:18 AM | 5,761 Views
I went ahead and ordered three sets of retracts from Hobby King. Why? Because I have some older planes that I'd like to put retracts on: my F4U-5N Corsair and the Bf109G. Both of these planes fly well, but would fly better without wheels. While I do have a belly lander, I prefer using gear for takeoffs and landings. I love touch and goes, and you can't do those without gear (well, not safely, at least!).

I will have to do some engineering and modifications to the planes to be able to get the retracts into them, but I look forward to the challenge. I look forward to flying the planes "clean" and being able to pull out the gear for landing when it's time. Both planes also had flaps modified onto them, so I'll be reinforcing the wings with CF when I put the gear wells in. The last thing I need is to weaken the wing and have it break under load.

I love this hobby more and more. It's stuff like this that keeps me going!