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Apr 29, 2013, 10:30 PM
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You can reverse the two end wires on the potentiometer and also flip the power wires on the motor. I do this with servos so I don't have to use a reverser.

Its not really too hard if you can solder well.
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Apr 30, 2013, 05:56 AM
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There's no pot on the retracts, just two SMD push buttons that the bar pushes on at the limits.
You could cut the traces and green-wire them to achieve the same result (and reverse the motor of course).
Apr 30, 2013, 06:08 AM
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...understood.
May 16, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Anybody have any experience of info on these?

http://highendrc.com/index_eproduct_...roducts_id=234

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May 21, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Anybody have any experience of info on these?

http://highendrc.com/index_eproduct_...roducts_id=234

Pete
I am pretty sure they are designed for the HET F-16, and could probably be adapted to any 1/12 ish F-16 or similar.
Jun 02, 2013, 11:43 PM
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I bought the HK Turnigy retracts for 70mm F-16
My first set - all 3 units heated up after several cycles and stopped working. I returned them and just got my second set. 2 of the 3 stopped working. At first they worked pretty good. But just stopped working after the 4th cycle. I have my endpoint adj. to +/-150% . This time around the units didn't heat up just stopped working.
Are these units junk? Any recommendation on comparable unit? This will be going on the Blitzwork banana hobby F-16 70mm.
Jun 03, 2013, 09:38 AM
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I bought the HK Turnigy retracts for 70mm F-16
My first set - all 3 units heated up after several cycles and stopped working. I returned them and just got my second set. 2 of the 3 stopped working. At first they worked pretty good. But just stopped working after the 4th cycle. I have my endpoint adj. to +/-150% . This time around the units didn't heat up just stopped working.
Are these units junk? Any recommendation on comparable unit? This will be going on the Blitzwork banana hobby F-16 70mm.
Check your BEC voltage at the servo plug in end with a digital voltage meter

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Jun 03, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Check your BEC voltage at the servo plug in end with a digital voltage meter

Regards
Ok got the fluke and measured the voltage on the receiver (servo plug in) - 5.4volts. Esc is dynam 50amp with built in BEC 4 amp running a 4cell lipo.
Jun 04, 2013, 12:30 AM
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Ok got the fluke and measured the voltage on the receiver (servo plug in) - 5.4volts. Esc is dynam 50amp with built in BEC 4 amp running a 4cell lipo.
Hmmmm, the PZs had issues over a year ago with over amping but not lately....


Do you have another ESC?

tia
Jun 04, 2013, 12:51 AM
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Hmmmm, the PZs had issues over a year ago with over amping but not lately....


Do you have another ESC?

tia
Tried another esc and same thing. 2 of the 3 don't work. As a matter of fact when I connect all 3 on the 3 way connector - the one that does work stopped working. I connected directly to the receiver and now the one that worked is working. Are the units from HK are PZs?

James
Jun 04, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Tried another esc and same thing. 2 of the 3 don't work. As a matter of fact when I connect all 3 on the 3 way connector - the one that does work stopped working. I connected directly to the receiver and now the one that worked is working. Are the units from HK are PZs?

James
HK has multiple types, the one in the link are PZs with lander gear on them.

Did you use the 3 way connector on all of the ones that didn't work?

Make sure end points are at 100% (or +) both ways

tia
Jun 04, 2013, 05:21 PM
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HK has multiple types, the one in the link are PZs with lander gear on them.

Did you use the 3 way connector on all of the ones that didn't work?

Make sure end points are at 100% (or +) both ways

tia
Initially I used the 3 way connector and all three worked for a few times. After that only 1 of the 3 worked. I connected each one directly to the reciever and still only 1 of 3 works.
I tried endpoints at 100% and at 150% +/- - I'm going to just give up and order a new set from toysonic since they are located in the US. I hate wating 3 weeks for parts. I'll just eat the 52 bucks because I need the landing gear.
Dont know to go with PZs or Changesun. Any recommendations?

James
Jun 09, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Well, I ordered some PZs from Toysonic and came in within a few day. Tested the 3 units.... they work GREAT! I had bad luck with HK. I'm going to eat the 48 bucks from HK retracts because I need the landing gear and wheels.
Thanks Tia for your help.

James
Jun 11, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Well, I ordered some PZs from Toysonic and came in within a few day. Tested the 3 units.... they work GREAT! I had bad luck with HK. I'm going to eat the 48 bucks from HK retracts because I need the landing gear and wheels.
Thanks Tia for your help.

James
lol...tia means thx in advance....I think one of my neices told me this

Also, you'll need the trunions and tracks later on for those "aggressive" touchdowns....

I've had that happen too many time
Jun 12, 2013, 01:24 AM
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LMAO... I thought it was weird your name was Aunt... Tia in Spanish means aunt.

I'm going to order some pc board and motors from pw-rc to repair the other set of retracts. That will be my backups.
Thanks Aunt. LOL

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lol...tia means thx in advance....I think one of my neices told me this

Also, you'll need the trunions and tracks later on for those "aggressive" touchdowns....

I've had that happen too many time


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